Saturday, 14 March 2009

Jubilee -three-

Give out a thought:
Writing in 1977 Ron Snider wrote:
'How then do we apply the actual laws we have discussed? Should we attempt to revive the specific mechanisms proposed in Leviticus 25 and Deuteronomy 15?
Actually, it might not be a bad idea to try the Jubilee itself at least once. It has been somewhat more than fifty years since the people of God divided their capital equally among themselves. We could select 1980 as the Jubilee year... In 1980 all Christians worldwide would pool all their stocks, bonds, and income producing property and business and redistribute them equally. The world would be startled. There would undoubtedly be a certain amount of confusion and disruption. But then good things are seldom easy. Certainly the evangelistic impact of such an act would be fantastic. In a world tragically divided between the haves and the have-nots, such a visible demonstration of our oneness in Christ might indeed convince millions that Jesus was from the Father.'

Give out an action:
With some other friends, plan a 50 day jubilee. It may be that you take 50 days of prayer, or using as many fair trade products or random acts of kindness or something else. Plan it, and then start it. Journal, or blog, what your experiences.

Give out an image:
A community engaging in the Jubilee.

1 comment:

  1. Challenging post. I have been reading it everyday. Lots to think about. I am thinking about giving away free coffee for a day in our cafe in the week leading up to easter. Will see what happens and let you know.
    I guess the challenge is for us(the church, christian community etc) to do it as part of worship and love for God rather than a project or program!