It’s amazing, of all the many narratives we hear about biblical history, seldom do we hear about Jubilee. What have you heard about Jubilee!?
As I SEE It, we need a jubilee including churches relinquishing all that silver & gold stored up for God only knows why. Maybe it’s simply greed over good?
On the historical level, the jubilee seems to be derived from the Sabbatical Year, which imposes a rest on the land every seven years; and to leave the fruits of the land to the poor and strangers, as it is written:“Say to the people of Israel, When you come into the land which I give you, the land shall keep a sabbath to the LORD. Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruits; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard. What grows of itself in your harvest you shall not reap, and the grapes of your undressed vine you shall not gather; it shall be a year of solemn rest for the land. The sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired servant and the sojourner who lives with you; for your cattle also and for the beasts that are in your land all its yield shall be for food. (Lev. 25:2-7 )
Why no teachings embracing practices to bring people closer to a life of love, joy & good will for all?
Thankfully, it seems these folks have attempted a semblance of relief for the common good. http://www.jubileeusa.org/home.html
Oh, when will we study peace & love!? #NoFear. #SowLove.
“I set this prayer free to fly straight & true on one wing of effort & one wing of grace.” Amen.