Given By Rev. Madison Shockley January 27, 2019
Today, we will talk about what would Jesus do about the state of the world. God is concerned about the entire world, not just the U.S.. Luke tells us about Jesus’s first sermon. Jesus brings good news to the poor, releases the captives, and heals those in need. This also describes the ancient celebration of the Jubilee. It occurred every fifty years. There was a balancing of the wealth. Today, our world is unbalanced. Twenty-six of the richest people hold the same amount of wealth as 3.8 billion of the poor. Many of these are Americans. We must remember that the poor still have their humanity. Jesus’s message was do not wait for the Jubilee to do something about inequality. Today and every day is God’s Jubilee. Help make it a reality!