A couple of weeks ago, the Reverend Dr. Luis Leon gave a sermon titled “Your Task: Be A Small Prophet.” This morning David Brooks with the N.Y. Times wrote an opinion piece entitled “Everyone A ChangeMaker.”
I recommend you listen to Luis and read David’s column. They are certainly not about the same subject or issues, but there is one distinct similarity. Dr. Leon suggests that everyone be a “small prophet” and Brooks suggests that we all must learn to be a change-maker. The similarity is that we are all called in both our spiritual and worldly life to get involved and not sit on the sidelines. (If you take the time to listen and read them both, I also hope you will post a comment describing what else you see as similarities.)
It is so easy to sit on the bench or in one’s lazyboy and be a critic, but it takes effort to be an active participant in God’s and the world’s solutions. I often want to retreat from life, turn off the news, and ignore my obligation to serve God by serving my neighbors, but I know my call just like “Everyone’s” is “to be” a Prophet, A changeMaker, of whatever God has planned for us this day.
Didn’t somebody say, “To be or not to be, that is the question”?
The answer to the question is alway, “to be.”