Michael Schut

More and more Christians today, as well as Christian leaders and mystics throughout the last 2000 years, see Earth as one part of God's body. The Psalmist matter-of-factly reminds us that everything belongs to God, simply stating "The Earth is the Lord's” (Psalm 24:1). Put alternatively, none of what we have is ours; all of life is a gift. Author Walter Brueggemann has said that Jubilee justice is "finding out what belongs to whom and giving it back." Of course, to give it back we have to open our fists, release our grip on the gift.

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