by Sr Nunother
Embedded in our mosaic floor, near the altar, are medallions that depict verses from Isaiah 11. “The wolf will live with the lamb, the calf and the lion together, the cow will feed with the bear, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.” My favorite is the bear and cow. The bear (in my imagination) appears to be thinking, “It isn’t easy, but I can do this,” while the cow exhibits an unbelievable amount of trust.
Does this scripture suggest that magic dust will suddenly sprinkle away the ungenerous parts of me — anger, selfishness, and jealousy for instance? Or does it illustrate the possible through the inward work of transformation. God’s grace, my responsibility.