The lessons this week remind me of a quote from St. Oscar Romero, “Wherever there is a baptised person, there also is the Church; there also is a prophet; there is someone who in the name of the truth illuminates the lies of the earth”.  The stories of Amos and John the Baptist tell us that it is not easy being a prophet. But sometimes we are compelled to be prophetic, not by our own effort, but by the Gospel and our baptism. Our faith and confidence in what Jesus has done for us, in God’s love for us and the world, allows us to hear the Lord saying to us “go prophesy”.