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Peaceful Anticipation

WORLD SAFER PLACE, STATISTICALLY, BUT HUMANS FEAR FUTURE

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 2:12 a.m.

The comic, Woody Allen, once offered his own interpretation of the prophet Isaiah’s vision of peace: “The wolf shall lie down with the lamb. But the lamb won’t get much sleep!” Truth be told, we’re probably a little nervous about this vision as well. After all, this promise of peace was a prophecy uttered by Isaiah some 3,000 years ago, and the world in which we live today seems to us a far more violent place than the land of date palm trees, clear fl owing streams and camels ambling through the desert — the world known to Isaiah. So where does that leave the promise of peace?

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Religion, Pages 9 on 12/21/2013

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