Inclusive Lectionary reading: Isaiah Chapter 11 verses 1-10 / Psalm 72 verses 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 / Luke Chapter 10 verses 21-24.


Sisters and brothers, I have always believed that our Creator God puts in our world individuals every few years who are prophets in our times. I look at people such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Padre Pio, Saint Pope John XXIII, and many others. Prophets who would work tirelessly in some shape or fashion to bring about God’s creation center stage. They worked with conviction to help bring to mind what the injustice of the time was doing to hinder humanity and our place in the world. They were ordinary people like you and I, but they were not afraid to listen and say “Yes”!

Are we prophets in our times? Are we speaking out against the injustices in our world? Do we allow ourselves to be centered to hear God speaking to us? If we listen and speak to the voice within us, remembering that we have been consecrated from the womb that all of us are meant to be prophets who must speak out in the world. If we remain silent then our voice may not carry very far so that others may hear and be inspired as others have been when they spoke to carry God’s message to our neighbors, community, town, and in our world.

We were created to be instruments, mouth pieces to bring good news who other wise may not be able to hear it if we don’t speak. Amen!

+ Michael Theogene  


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