Sunday, July 17, 2011
"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap* to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings** of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the Lord your God". Leviticus 19:9-10
I found those words very moving as to the sensitivity required by God for each individual when they go about their business and daily lives. It speaks to me of a lifestyle of charitable awareness. How that translates into national policy, I have not a clue - on a personal level, I hope to retain the meaning of those words in my life.
*Reap - to cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine
**Gleaning - to gather grain or other produce left by reapers
(The photograph above was found on the internet and was not created by me)