March 15, 2020, Habakkuk 2:6-14 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflection

Last week I asked how contemporary were Habakkuk’s words and I think that is worth asking again.

When you take time to consider Habakkuk’s description of his world, do you find parallels in what you see around you today?

Do we also see a contemporary Habakkuk calling attention to the ills, the failures, the “sins” around us today?

If you find a Habakkuk-like voice in your world, where does it arise? From the religious community/voices around us? From the political and civic leaders and outstanding voices? From the media? From anyplace?

Let’s ask ourselves another question. One we probably rather not ask.

Are we ever called to a prophetic role in our communities? You can take “community” as your neighborhood, city, state or nation.

When I address the question to myself, my first response is, “Sure, God needs prophets and calls prophets, and I sure hope THEY can get the job done!”

And I can go on, “But, I think I will just IGNORE the possibility I might be God’s prophet. Not a role I am cut out to exercise”

Should we at least be open to the possibility that God might ask us to speak to and about the failures, ills and sins in our world?

What do you think?

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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