When does money become holy?
God says: When you come to the land, every seventh year
you must renounce ownership of the land
and share that year’s produce with your servant of every kind
and with your animals that labor with you
and with the animals of nature.
And God says: If you follow My Laws…
I will grant your rains in their season;
and the Land shall give forth its yield.
Then God tells the Laws
of how a person may donate money
to God’s Temple.
We think of our wealth
as our own.
But if you share your wealth
with the community around you,
and if you know your wealth comes
only through God’s rain—
then your wealth can truly hold value,
then your money can be made holy to God.
Leviticus 25:2,6; 26:3-4; 27:3