December 11, 2005
3rd Sunday Advent
"Who are you?"
Are You Messiah, or Elijah, or a prophet?
No, I am not.
Then by what right do you dare preach to us?
I preach the truths that were revealed to me. I want people to be terrified by what terrifies me, to be enchanted by what enchants me. I warn them against what seems threatening to me, I persuade them to do what I am convinced is right, I stir up hope which is still burning within me.
I am the voice of one crying out in the desert. I don't know if anyone can hear me, or understand me or accept me. I don't know who will become indignant, who will become terrified, who will become enraptured and who will ridicule me.
I am crying out. Woe unto me if I remain silent.