Letters: Forgive Us Our Debts | Sojourners

Letters: Forgive Us Our Debts

I was challenged and inspired by Virginia Gilbert’s “Forgive Us Our Debts” (April 2015). My congregation, Columbus Mennonite Church, recently had a Sunday focus on debt forgiveness—in scripture and in our present reality. I invited the congregation to give toward a Jubilee Fund that would be distributed to those among us carrying burdensome debt, challenging our congregation of about 150 people to raise $10,000 in two weeks. We raised $25,285 and have mailed checks of $903.03 to 28 members, mostly young adults. It doesn’t solve the massive problem, but it warms my heart to be a part of a glimpse of Jubilee.

Joel Miller
Columbus, Ohio

Read the Full Article

​You've reached the end of our free magazine preview. For full digital access to Sojourners articles for as little as $3.95, please subscribe now. Your subscription allows us to pay authors fairly for their terrific work!
Subscribe Now!