Pastor's Desk: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In place of the Pastor’s Desk this week, we include the following extract from Intercom Magazine:
The Deep End - ‘Keep it Simple’
We hear in the First Reading of the prophet Amos essentially being told to ‘go prophesy somewhere else’. By and large, prophets are not popular people. By the very nature of their calling, they are disturbing presences in our midst, the searing consciences of their age – and we would rather if they would not disturb us any further. Who are the prophets of our time whom we admire, perhaps from afar, for what they stand for and for who they defend – just as long as they don’t expect us to change our way of life or modes of thinking?