Monday 22nd Ord I
A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer
Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit
from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End
James Tissot: Jesus Teaching in the Synagogue
Monday of the Twenty-second week in Ordinary Time: The Mission of Jesus is the Mission of All
Let us pray.
So often, Father, we misunderstand the nature of the prophet. We erroneously think that the prophet has some secret knowledge of future events exactly as they will unfold. But we should realize, Father, that the future for us is free and undetermined. The prophet, rather, is actually a person who is much more sensitive than the rest of us to what is taking place in the present. When the prophet speaks of the future, it is always the implications for the future, contained in the conditions of the present, of which sometimes he alone is aware.