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Love in Action: Reset the Debt

Updated: Mar 19, 2021

Our home groups are currently exploring how as Christians we can respond to God’s call to seek and to live for the ‘common good’. As we seek to see the world as God sees it through deepening our relationship with Him, we shall join in with God in His mission to bless the world.

Reset the Debt

A fresh start for families in Britain swept into debt by COVID-19

Many people have fallen behind on household bills as a result of COVID-19. The Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) are proposing that the Chancellor creates a Jubilee Fund which would provide grants to pay off and cancel unavoidable debt accrued by households during the lockdown period, giving them a more stable platform from which to face the future.

Here’s a short video introducing the proposal:

Would you consider taking action and write to your MP to add your voice to those calling for a debt jubilee? To help you, the e-Activist website has a template which creates a letter you might like to use, and also finds out who is your MP for you:

The Greatest Commandment

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:28–31