Excerpts from the chapter:

“To be a prophet for our times stands as the invitation for us today.

By our baptism, we have become sharers in the three-fold mission of our Lord – to be priest, king and prophet. Today we are being reminded that advocacy for the truth is part of our Christian responsibility. We are being reminded that in whatever situation we find ourselves, we need to stand up for what is right and what is true, even when it is for others a hard pill to swallow.

This is a difficult thing to do. It is a feature of our culture that we desire to keep our relationships smooth. It is often more convenient to turn a blind eye or shut one’s mouth up than to rock the boat as it were. But God gives an assurance in the First Reading. He tells the prophet Jeremiah: They will fight against you but they will not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you.”

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