Troublemakers (The Prophetic/2)

by Mark Chmiel

The major activity of the prophets was interference
Remonstrating about wrongs inflicted on other people
Meddling in affairs which were seemingly neither their concern
Nor their responsibility

A prudent woman is she who minds her own business
Staying away from questions which do not involve her own interests
Particularly when not authorized to step in
And prophets were given no mandate
By the widows and orphans to plead their cause
The prophet is a person who is not tolerant of wrongs done to others
Who resents other people’s injuries
She even calls upon others to be the champions of the poor

–adapted from Abraham Joshua Heschel

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