“You, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High…” (Luke 1:76). Luke 1:68–79
Zechariah speaks these words to his newborn son, John the Baptizer. Perhaps we might hear them addressed to us as well. Whether we think of ourselves this way or not, we are all in fact prophets. God calls us – and expects us – to proclaim in word and deed the Realm of God present in our world. As John is told to guide the people “on the path of peace,” take a moment to ponder how you can help do that.