The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Let's get along...

Can’t we just all get along? How often have we heard this or said it? The text from Isaiah’s prophetic vision of the future takes this getting long business to a new level:

“The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food.
They will neither harm nor destroy
on all my holy mountain,”
says the Lord.” (Isaiah 65:25)

Wolves and lions turning into vegetation-eating friends hanging out in the barnyard with the lambs and oxen! What kind of utopian vision is this? It does seem far-fetched, doesn’t it? Yet, deep in the human breast beats a vision where violence is no longer the hallmark of our world. Followers of Jesus believe that this vision is not idealistic or unreasonable; this vision is a propelling force to see a just world. – Ron Friesen

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