Looking at this I am just reminded of God.
The awesome golden spender of the Father, the Judge. The God of rules and judgement.
The often more acceptable Jesus underneath. Love, joy and concern. Although of course all those are part of the Father as well
Then underneath all of that is the often forgotten Spirit, the life giver, the energizer. Although of course that is also part of the other two as well.
This lion is a reminder of the three parts of God, that all three are always there and even when God is judging He is doing so with love and concern.