07-08-2018 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First of all, I want to remind you of something I have said before. It is a fundamental point about prophets that I think a lot of people do not readily think of. That is, that prophets do not primarily predict the future, although there are some noted exceptions in the Old Testament. The main work of prophets is to encourage, exhort, correct, and otherwise challenge the people of God, and the whole world, to live according to the standards that God calls us to.
This is the project Ezekiel was faced with. This is why he and other prophets of the Old Testament were persecuted so much in their day. They said things that the leaders of the day did not want to hear. This would seem to be the problem even today.
It seems almost no one wants to hear the truths of the faith dealing with issues such as sexual morality, abortion, immigration, bigotry, hatred and displays of anger just because someone presents a different idea.
Complicating this even further in our modern society, there are those who are speaking prophetically about their particular issue, and they are ignoring most of the others. I do not want to go …read more

Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts

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