or as applying to a defined geographical territory. They are a way of speaking
about how to live under God so that justice and peace reign, the weak and poor
are protected, the stranger is included, and all have a share in the community
and a contribution to make to it. The ‘promised land’ in the Bible is not a
place, so much as a metaphor of how things ought to be among the people of God.
This ‘promised land’ can be found – or built – anywhere.