I appreciate so much how authentic the scriptures are about real world problems. In the conflict surrounding widows being taken care of between the Hellenistic Jews and Hebraic Jews the story makes clear that the care was not even. There was a problem. I like how it was discussed, addressed and yet the Apostles didn’t lose focus on their primary mission.
“Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
The description of Stephen makes me wonder today where are the men and women that we can say. “They are full of God’s grace and power, performing great wonders and signs among the people.” or “They saw he had the face like an angel”!