May 20, 2020
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We Are Called to Be Prophets

Whenever we are hit very hard by life’s unexpected tragedies or even by the repeated grind and drudgery of daily living, we might be tempted to disown our humanness, to consider it a painful burden from which we should, somehow, be relieved. The...

What Type of Prophet Would You Like to Be?

God’s Word often deals with the power of the Holy Spirit vis-à-vis the narrow views and the pettiness of the human mind. In the Book of Numbers (11:25-29), we see Joshua, Moses’ aide, strongly insisting that Moses should order Eldad and Medad...

Standing for the Truth

Amos was quite different than most of the prophets we come upon in Hebrew Scriptures. He did not wear strange clothes like Ezekiel and Jeremiah. He was not a prophet throughout his life like Isaiah or Samuel. He did not even do strange prophetic...

To Be a Prophet

“…they shall know that a prophet has been among them.” God’s words are not always clear; God’s words are not always what people would like to hear, but only fools would dare to ignore them or, even worse, take the liberty of choosing which ones to...

The World Needs Prophets

The World Needs Prophets

In the Gospel (Mt 11:2-11) for the Third Sunday of Advent Jesus speaks about John the Baptist. He asks the people, “What did you go out to the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?…..A prophet?……And more than a prophet…...