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Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like an ox; but the serpent—its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.
The common thread that emerges throughout the arc of redemption is that the kingdom of God comes to fruition from a place of deep and abiding reconciliation. In our own days of deepening polarization between friends, families, and communities of faith, how can we not be drawn to this vision like iron filings to a magnet? We cannot achieve it, only receive it.
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