Sell your possessions and give to the poor.
Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Several of us have been discussing this week what these words of Jesus mean for us in the Shevet Achim community.
Our goal is to seek first the kingdom of God, and trust him together to meet our basic needs. At Prophets Street our housing and meals are covered from community funds. And for those who have need we can also draw on community funds for a monthly personal stipend of $175; help with medical expenses; with a trip home after each year of service; and with monthly payments on obligations such as student loans.
No one is making any money; no one is starving. Proverbs 30 describes well what we