Date: December 4 (Second Sunday of Advent)
Text: Isaiah 11:1-10
Theme: This text contains the promise that the “wolf will live with the lamb.” Those of us that quote it are often accused of being naïve. “That will never happen,” we are scolded, “get real.” However, Isaiah’s hope is not naïve optimism. It is a defiant way of life based in the promise that peace is the ultimate will of God.