Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lenten Post February 22nd

Jubilee. What a great concept! Importantly, it also applied to the land. I appreciate Bono's insight into this concept. What do you think?

It is such an important idea, Jubilee, that Jesus begins his ministry with this. Jesus is a young man, he's met with the rabbis, impressed everyone, people are talking. The elders say, he's a clever guy, this Jesus, but he hasn't done much... yet. He hasn't spoken in public before...When he does, his first words are from Isaiah: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me," he says, "because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor." And Jesus proclaims the year of the Lord's favour, the year of Jubilee. [Luke 4:18]What he was really talking about was an era of grace — and we're still in it.

Pretty good insight from someone that does all he can to disavow any connection to religion.


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