32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.
Where faith holds away, it knits together people’s hearts so that they are of one mind.
Their love extended to external benefits. Inner unity is the root, and the fruit follows on later. We must observe the same order, we must love one another, and then this love of ours will show itself in external ways. It is no good to boast about love unless it is seen in actions.