) challenge the morality of the Vietnam War, such people might just get beat up, arrested, and murdered.
These are the messages I was hearing on Monday as I sat down with our text from Luke 4.
You will find the Year of Jubilee described in Leviticus 25.
There it reads: And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants.
King wasn’t killed because he believed in service and had a dream about a color-blind America.
No: People who directly and aggressively challenge white America’s racism, and while they are at it challenge our complacency about poverty, and (in 1967!
It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return everyone one of you, to your property and everyone of you to your family When Jesus finished reading from Isaiah 61 he handed back the scroll and sat down.
In the verses that precede our text this morning, Luke tells us that the Spirit led Jesus into the Wilderness where he was tested (Luke 4:1-13). The home folks had heard so much about him, they wanted to hear him preach.
I’m not sure they would have liked hearing Jesus tell them to return the property they had foreclosed on or had purchased at below market prices, impoverishing the original owners.
I expect that there were at least a few murmurers in the crowd that day.
A number of you have asked how we can help with the water crisis in Flint.
Well, the Region has established Gospel in Action Flint in partnership with Vermont Avenue Christian Church in Flint to distribute water and filters to that community.