The Christians of the first community
were like a single heart and soul.
Christians just since one day,
united in the Eucharist, prayer,
In a time in which many have lost
the joy of being Christians,
our Lord asks us with force
to be it again, full-time.
The love that unites
those among us who are married
and makes us fathers and mothers
encourages us to share
the life of this community,
to accept a complete commitment, without conditions,
to live the Beatitudes.
It encourages us to make good use
of the gifts that God gave us
and take on the responsibilities
He gave us.
The families belonging to our community
live in their houses, thanks to their work,
to be witnesses of our Lord in the world.
If they wish, they can dedicate themselves to the community,
but always respecting their times
and especially those of their children.
They witness with their own life
that the first Christian community
is not a utopia.
Within our community,
married people have the same responsibilities
because baptism and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
are the same for everyone.
«They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.» (Acts 2, 42-47).