Wow, well I would imagine that no one is really following along anymore. I apologize for the long silence, and to seemingly leave the conversation hanging about the early Church. For some reason, though, these thoughts of the early Church just haunt me, continuously whirling through my head, as if I'm supposed to do something with them. The problem is that I have not been able to sit down long enough to even form a complete thought. The beautiful interruptions of my sweet, precious girls tend to break of the coherent ramblings that might eventually find their way to paper. But tonight, for right now, and 21% more of my laptop battery, I have a moment to think.
And my thoughts drift to Jubilee. Leviticus 25 lays out God's law for the year of Jubilee, and it is beautiful, impressive, merciful. It is not capitalistic, and in fact does not survive in capitalism. But it also seems that it did not survive for very long among the Israelites. Or any other people for that matter. It seems that the idea of it was revived among the early Church, beautiful thing, but again, was short-lived.
These are the things that I am pondering, and trying to make sense of. In the meantime, check out The Potter Street Community. It makes my heart beat fast. Maybe I'm meant for the communal life after all. Maybe we all are.