Sometimes folks say, “But the Jews never really practiced the Jubilee.” We Christians have never really practiced the Sermon on the Mount very well, either. Nonetheless, God’s intention is clear, despite our failure to obey. Jubilee was still God’s dream, and it’s our job to keep the dream alive.
We are living in a time of unprecedented economic disparity between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots.
The stats are mind-boggling.
Just consider this:
The richest 20 percent of the world owns 80 percent of the world’s wealth.
The poorest 20 percent of the world owns 1.4 percent of the world’s wealth.
The richest 1 percent of the world owns 40 percent of the world’s wealth.
The average CEO in the United States is making 380 times the pay of the average worker. That means the average worker needs to...