At Baptism we are consecrated as God's prophets.


Wednesday, 7/20/16

God made Jeremiah a prophet by putting his words into his mouth. That was in line with the Old Testament’s word for a prophet, that was nabi, a child’s name for his or her mouth.

When we are baptized we are baptized into a close union with Christ. That union gives each of us a share in his prophetic role. In our baptism, after the priest has poured on the water, he anoints our lips with chrism, consecrating them as prophets.

As prophets, we are set aside for the task of speaking God’s word to mankind. His word comes to us in the form of ideas that pop into our heads. Verses 10 and 11 of Isaiah 55 tell us how:

“Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful; giving seed to him that sows and bread to him who eats, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth.”

Our Gospel speaks of how receptive of God’s word, or how unreceptive of it we are. Our hearts can be  like hardened paths where the word can’t sink it; or they can have layers of rock where the word can’t put down roots; are they can be given over to vices that choke out the word; or they are they can be like good ground where as God’s prophets we send out the word.

1 comment:

Vicki DePalma said...

If you're at all interested in knowing . . . the Catholic Dogmas . . . that we *must believe* to get to Heaven . . .

We list it on our website > > > www.Gods-Catholic-Dogma.com

The Dogmas have in fact ... been hidden from you.

The Catholic God knows . . . what we think and believe . . .

Catholic writing of Romans 1:21 >
"They ... became vain in their thoughts, and their foolish heart was darkened."

Catholic Faith (pre-fulfillment) writing of Job 21:27 >
"Surely I know your thoughts, and your unjust judgments against Me."

The fact that "islam" is not a religion is on Section 113.1 of the site. Mohammed in the "koran" wrote exactly the opposite of the Old Testament Prophets.

Proverbs 30:4 > "Who hath ascended up into Heaven ... what is the name of His Son."
koran - maryam 19:35 > "It is not befitting ... Allah that He should beget a son."

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