only what the field itself produces.
In Leviticus, we see God's guidance about restoring & maintaining the Jewish community after they returned from exile. God's attention is not on how to help the upper class secure more wealth and privilege, but on freedom for those who are captive. As I read Leviticus 25, it seems that God recognizes the way that socioeconomic forces ("the status quo") often perpetuate the marginalization of the lower classes. God is not a deist God that stands by but rather a God who is both active and compassionate. God responds to the status quo by calling God's community to act on behalf of justice and freedom. This freedom applied both to the land and to oppressed social groups. The vision for Jubilee is not meant to be a fuzzy, feel-good dream but a challenge to the social and economic constraints that structure our communities. The intervention of Jubilee restores and preserves the dignity of the vulnerable people whom God loves, including "aliens and temporary residents" (NIV language that probably referred to immigrants and refugees). Jesus' ministry of the Good News was and continues to be an experience of Jubilee in which freedom and justice is graciously given to those who are most often kept down.