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January 27

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Where does revelation come from these days? Not voices in the sky. Not snakes in the desert. Nor snakes in the garden.  Revelation comes quietly, in times of stillness, when one ponders how to be of use. Revelation comes at the intersection of compassion and the daily news. Revelation rises up in response to injustice—as it rose up in Moses, in Jesus, in Harriet Tubman, Mahatma Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, and the ones who have stood up and spoken for the benefit of others. Revelation is in the air we breathe. It has never changed. It never will. It is always the same. Take care of each other. I am with you and in you.
Jan Phillips, No Ordinary Time


Where there is darkness, let me sow light.
Francis of Assisi


Reflect on the words ” at the intersection of compassion and the daily news.”  What does this mean to you and for you?

Suggested Reading

For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
Luke 8:17

You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.
John 8:32

A true prophet is he who is capable of weeping for his people but at the same time of saying strong things in a direct way.
Pope Francis

The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us.

Walter Brueggemann

I guess prophets are those who do not care whether you are ready to hear their message. They say it because it has to be said and because it is true.
Richard Rohr

Prophets and poets lead us into a new world, beyond simply yelling at the old one.
Shane Claiborne

Every prophet is a reformer. Woe to the prophetless culture, for it has no one to tell it when it’s headed to destruction, and guide it back to safety.
Wallace Henley

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention.
Henry B. Eyring

I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life.
Paulo Coelho

A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.
Alan Alda