Gleanings in the Modern World

BY LUE-YEE TSANG

God tells the Israelites in the Mosaic Law:

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God. (Lev. 19:9–10; sim. in 23:22)

What characteristics of gleanings can we seek to replicate in our society, which is no longer primarily agrarian and rural? Continue reading “Gleanings in the Modern World”