From today's homily:
"The purpose of a prophet is to remind us of the promises we have made."
That really struck me. I had always thought that the purpose of a prophet was to tell what would happen in the future. But prophecy is not necessarily all about prediction. Instead, it's about interpretation: examining what we know, and what we do, and offering an informed opinion on that.
Our pastor, Father D, has given me something to consider this week.
What promises have I made? And how am I doing in my efforts to keep them?