Giving Away What God Has Given

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Giving Away What God Has Given

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Here’s a quick Bible question: What was the first thing Peter did after he was filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?

He began proclaiming “the mighty acts of God” (Acts 2:11). He couldn’t help himself; the gift of the Spirit was so powerful that he had to tell the people who had gathered what God had done through Christ. He had to invite them to receive the Holy Spirit. Peter knew that the gift he had just received was meant for everyone, and he was eager to give it away.

This pattern of receiving from God and then giving it away has been a hallmark of the Church ever since. We see it in the witness of countless saints, in the Church’s emphasis on evangelization, and in the lives of millions of everyday believers who step out of their comfort zones and share the love of Christ with the people around them.

It was this same desire to give away what…

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