Epiphany 9 - "Transfiguration" - Year A
2 Peter 1:16-21
Prophecy is not just dreamed up to bolster a particular position of power. Those who do so are called false prophets. Prophecy is not expediency, it seems to always take the more difficult, less travelled road as it is the easier route that ends up in trouble needing a prophet. It is not proof as it can only be confirmed afterward and, hopefully, learned from, remembered a next time around.
Prophecy comes from being moved by Holy Spirit. It connects with the deep desires of G*D. It connects widely with neighborly compassion. That which subverts these two are called out by prophets, women and men clear-eyed about the ways in which personal preference and power exempt themselves from accountability to G*D and Neighbor.
This day you have the opportunity to prophesy. It will, of course, put you in harms way. The little you have will be in danger of being completely taken away by those to whom you prophesy. But what else is one to do when a morning star has arisen in your heart?
Prophets in Egypt and Wisconsin, continue to reveal hypocrisy, through the light of belovedness assured.