AFTER Evening Prayer, Fr. Kyle and I were discussing the necessity of the prophetic gift for the building up of the Church. As we were talking, a storm passed overhead and a bolt of lightning lit up the sky. Immediately, it carried a message for us:

    “Prophecy is like lightning. God sends his word into the darkness, and at once it illuminates the heart and mind. Horizons and perspectives which had faded are recovered, paths which were hidden are found, and dangers which lay ahead are exposed.”

one who prophesies [speaks] to human beings, for their building up, encouragement, and solace. — 1 Cor 14:3