September 30, 2012
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Christians believe that through Baptism, each one is linked to Jesus Christ, Who is a priest, prophet, king and servant. All are called to serve their brothers and sisters in love. Some are ordained priests, and some have the special gift of prophecy.
Yet ALL are called to be a part of the “prophethood of all believers.” This means that God speaks to each one of us. God has a word and will, tailored and fit for each one of us. He pours out His Spirit generously and widely. But we have to be attentive and listen.
By prophecy, we do not mean the ability to predict future events. Rather we mean the ability to see and share in God’s view of the present. We are able to judge events with the wisdom of God’s Spirit.