Last week, we talked about being first in the kingdom of God. We said, and the gospel said, that if you want to be FIRST, you must be the LAST - if you want to be the GREATEST, you must be the SERVANT of ALL. This dear brothers and sisters is what being the KING means. Christ the King has given us the example - He is KING and yet He is the one, who served, remember the washing of the feet at the last supper where Jesus, the King, washed the feet of the apostles. Again, to be the greatest in the kingdom of God means to be a SERVANT.
Today, we will reflect on the second mark of Christian baptism - being a prophet. The first reading has given us the tone of this reflection. Moses said, "would that all the Lord's people are prophets?" Moses was asking Joshua who questioned him about the two men, Eldad and Medad who prophesy. The two men do not belong to their fold. All God's people are prophets. By baptism we entered the covenant of God with His people, by the water of baptism we become part of this people of God, therefore entered a covenant with God.
A prophet is someone who speaks in behalf of God, in other words, a prophet is God's mouthpiece. A prophet is God's voice. You may think of the Old Testament prophets like Joshua, Job, Jonah, Daniel and in the new testament we can consider the apostles pierced with the power of the Holy Spirit as prophets of the resurrection. A prophet. God's voice. To be a prophet today is to LOVE - to love God, to love the Church, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. A prophet delivers the message for God. A prophet is God's instrument. A prophet heeds the Will of God. How does God want you to live your being a prophet??? Where does God lead you???