What If We All Were Prophets?

September 30, 2012, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Numbers 11:25-29; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • As the first reading tells us, we do not control where God’s spirit flows. When have you experienced a prophet where you least expected one?
  • The second reading contains very harsh words for those who have profited at the expense of the poor. How is this righteous anger relevant in today’s world?
  • In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples, “Whoever is not against us is for us.” Who or what seems to be working against God here and now? Who or what might surprise us by working for God?