- Jun 23, 2021
The prophets in ancient Israel were summoned by God to speak his words. They were oftentimes words of warning, admonishment, and correction, as well as renewal, blessing, and hope.
Some Catholics these days are convinced that a great Divine Judgment is right around the corner. Faced with speculation, what to do? Probably the best approach is to live local and love local, do the best we can … and let God be in charge of the big stuff.
St. Paul was on fire for Christ. Totally converted and traveling tirelessly, he evangelized, fought, wrote and preached. Peter was no less passionate for Christ, but his ministry became one of founding churches and taking the leadership role. If you like, Paul was the prophet, Peter the priest and pope.