The readings for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 8) focus on prophets. The text from Ezekiel tells us that, whether people listen or not has nothing to do with the truth of the prophet’s message. The Gospel contains the famous line about “a prophet [being] not without honor, except in his native place.” We need to make clear up front two things about prophets: what the prophetic mission is and why you should be a prophet…

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