Another view of our peaceable kingdom demonstrates the tendency of our sheep, donkey and chickens to double-dip at the wild bird feeders. The sheep, donkey and chickens all have their own sources of nourishment each morning, but can’t seem to resist what belongs to others.
Might there be here a little parable of the human condition as well? We are all God’s creatures, trusting in the providential hand of the Lord. May we never lack the necessities of life, having what we need if not always what we want.