Rev. Reid Morgan
|SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 , 2012|
What does it mean to be a prophet? Better yet, what does it mean to be a prophet in the 21st century? If we are honest with ourselves it means exactly the same as it did when John called out from the wilderness of Judea to announce the changing of the world. He proclaimed the coming of the one who would bring new life, new hope, new...well, new everything. The challenge is that we have to buy into the idea. And the question is, “Have we?” I believe that we have not. A prophet not only speaks truth to power but she also puts action to that which is spoken. The election will be over by the time that you read this and some will be pleased while others not so much. Whoever is in “power” is whom we need to speak to because the reality is that those who need to be cared for the most will be those who are cared for the least. Advent calls us to be prophets. Advent calls us to be champions of those who are on the margins. Advent calls us to, “put on the robe of righteousness” so that “all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Holy One, we seek the courage to be your prophets in a broken and dark world. Give us the wisdom to speak your truth. Amen.
The Rev. Reid Morgan (MDiv 2005)