“I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country”.
The word prophet conjures up the image of someone who foretells the future, a bit like a fortune-teller.
No! A prophet is someone who gets to the deepest reality of human life and is able to proclaim that this deepest reality will come to the surface sooner or later and calls us to make it sooner.
Generally people don’t like to hear about these deepest realities because they get used to the way things are.
A good example of this is: the deepest reality of marriage is that it is a sacrament, a source of Christ’s presence in and salvation of the world we live in.
Couples need to do a lot more to bring their love to that pitch. Every home is a Domestic Church, a sacred place.
Every parish is the living Body of Christ.
We have a lot of change to work on.