Fresh Figs

On the day of the birth of the church at Pentecost, as described in the Book of Acts, people of many nationalities could communicate across language barriers yet still in their native tongues. They were of one heart and soul, and joined together to share all things in common so that all were cared for, in a voluntary community not dependent on the state.

“The true ground for community might lie deeper even than shared nationality or language,” writes Peter Mommsen in his editor’s letter in Plough Quarterly’s autumn issue: Beyond Borders