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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Minute Meditation 12/10

Today's emailed minute meditation:

Hidden in Plain Sight 

We often miss the prophets in our midst. A few signals might point them out: they disrupt our cozy routines, present new ideas we find unsettling and ask us to reach beyond our comfort zones. 

— from Catholic Update: Advent Day-by-Day

"Prophet"...that is a term I would not have used for someone that gets me all riled up.  Dictionary.com says that a prophet is a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration.  For me, it is a lot easier to think of a prophet as a guy with a beard in a frock and sandals, circa 100a.d.  I have a hard time seeing someone in today's light, as a true prophet.  It is a good idea to keep an eye out for who is one.  I know for me, the Deacon who teaches my RCIA class is a prophet. Each wednesday night, when I leave class, I am always full of ideas and I am ready to take on the world.  After a couple of days though, I start to fall back into my routine of selfishness.  Luckily I have sunday mornings to put me back in my place.  I guess that is the importance of attending and using the church, our home for faith, as a tool to keep the faith in Jesus and God alive in our hearts 24/7.  The church is full of modern day prophets, people who can disrupt our routines and make us try harder and be more like Jesus.  

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful insight.
    I'm kind of like that, too. The ambitions I have on Sunday, barely make it to Monday. :/