From the moment of our baptism, we become children of God and we begin our pilgrimage of faith; the way to His love is opened up to us.  When we were anointed with Chrism the priest said: …as Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of His body…  A prophet does not predict the future but speaks of the present.  A prophet’s words and deeds celebrate all that the Gospel proclaims: God is love, and we are loved by Him!  Our world often prefers darkness to light, condemnation to forgiveness.  Yet the Scriptures speak of God’s unconditional love for us – this is our prophetic message.  Yes, we are prophets, most especially when we demonstrate in word and deed how much we are loved.  This is our prophetic mission.  We can take comfort in St Paul’s words and try to be: content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. The world does not accept with ease God’s love, light and forgiveness, but as His prophets we must take the promise of everlasting life into our uneasy world.  This mission begins with our own acceptance and acknowledgement that we are indeed loved and that are indeed prophets.

…when I am weak then I am strong.