Monday of the Third Week of Lent

Today’s readings

“No prophet is accepted in his own native place.” It struck me today that the prophet’s own native place is in our hearts. It is to those hearts that the prophet speaks, urging us to action for our own good, and the good of others. But do we hear that prophet speak? And if we hear the prophet speak to us, are we willing to accept his word? Well, we better hear and accept that word, because it’s the Holy Spirit speaking through the prophets, whether they be prophets of the Scriptures or prophets in our own lives. Maybe our prophets are parents or spouses, or even children. God uses all kinds of people to speak to our hearts, we have to be ready to hear and to act on their word.