Father Eugene Hemrick

Sunday, 07 January 2018 14:05

Hope in the year 2018

When Isaiah speaks of a bear and cow being neighbors and a baby sitting aside a viper (Is 11:1-9), what message is he sending for us in 2018?

At first look his examples symbolize peaceful coexistence. That which seems unlikely is now likely; direct opposites uniting as one.

The derivation of the word “peace” comes from the word “pact.” Isaiah envisions a world desirous of making covenants that create peaceful existence.

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