Monday, 2 October 2017
God owns the earth.
We are merely tenants.
We enter the world with nothing.
We leave the world with nothing.
All our estate and possessions are nothing to God.
He knows our needs.
In the year of Jubilee everyone was to return to their original plot of land.
Debts and acquisitions were to be cancelled.
Accumulation of wealth and privilege are anathema to God.
Despite modern conventions.
"'the Lord looks on the heart.'" 1 Samuel 16:7d (NRSV)
The heart is kindly and generous.
It gives and receives love freely.
Or it is cold and hard.
Closed by fear.
Broken by experience.
Open your heart to God and to others.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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