Sunday, July 04, 2004

This is your land...this is my land...

Cursed is he who moves his neighbors boundary stone.
Whatever this means in entirety, one thing is for sure, the issue of whose land it is...matters to the Lord.
For me locally it speaks to the history of our past as a city and our relationship to the people who originally lived on this land; and still do.
It speaks of our city's present legal push to make camping on public property by the homeless a crime. The whole issue of land rights, having a home, ancestral land and the biblical law of jubilee are issues that Christians should have a lot to say about.
What would the "Jubilee" look like if we celebrated it or at the very least or most, the spirit of it?
What would that mean for first nation peoples?
What would that mean for the poor?

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