“What is good for us always comes screened by three unequivocal words: life, light, love. These are the same words which indicate the Person of the Father, the Person of the Son, and the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Defending life, witnessing light, living out love — these remain forever. They are the specific duty of anyone who calls upon God, following Christ’s unmistakable example.
An assembly where people do not love each other, where they accuse each other, where there is rancor or hatred, cannot call itself prophetic.
A person who keeps silent about the truth, who hides the light, is not a prophet.
A people which kills, which deteriorates the quality of life, which suffocates the poor, which is not free, is not a prophetic people.
It is not easy to prophesy; it is terribly costly. It has to be drawn from the silence of God, and there is need to swim against the stream, need to pray at length, need to be without fear.”
~ from The God Who Comes by Carlo Carretto