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The Call of the Prophet

July 9, 2006

Every baptized person is conformed to Christ: King, Priest, and Prophet. Thus speaking the divine truth (prophecy) is not the concern of priests and bishops alone, but of all members of the church. From Ezekiel and Mark, we can discern a number of qualities of the prophetic office. First, the prophet does not speak his own word, but God’s. Second, the prophet is given a difficult assignment. And third, the prophet is summoned, not to success, but faithfulness.