A shoot shall sprout from a stump? Wolf and lamb, calf and lion neighbors and friends? Crazy? Perhaps. But Isaiah’s message of hope and justice is as necessary today as it was in the time of the Israelites. Today we live in a world full of perceived differences, where people are grouped together into opposing forces and those who seem unlike us are looked at with suspicion. Sure, it is a risk to invite the wolf into our comfortable pasture but perhaps if we do, we will discover what we share in common.
Begin a dialogue. Reach out to someone who appears different. Be open.
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