except when there may be no poor among you… (Deutronomy 15:4)
For the poor will never cease from the land… (Deutorornony 15:11)
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. (Acts 2:44-45)
These scriptures are a driving force behind what is to be a new community of believers. This community of believers would be interconnected in such a way that there would be no poor among them. The idea then would be to systematically take others out of poverty as well as continuing to aid the poor outside of the community.
There have been other examples of this idea in Christian and other circles (kibbutz, Mondragon Corporation, etc.). The time is coming for a new Christian community that fully acknowledges interconnected economic activity as central to the community.
This is one of my honest desires in God. To start or be a part of such a community. The vision is getting clearer.