In today’s first reading, we hear quite a bit about the prophet Elijah. The prophets of the Old Testament were very interesting people. Their message was not their own: it was God’s message. They were the instruments used to bring it to the attention of the people.
“How awesome are you, Elijah, in your wondrous deeds!” Is it possible that our actions and witness today are prophetic? A prophet brings God’s message to a place where it is needed. The prophet can, through the ears of a people, open the eyes of a people.
Through activism, working toward social change, and meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable, we can be prophetic. Today, consider how you can be a prophet in your own circumstances.
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