We cannot tell whether prophets are God’s prophets merely by looking at the clothes they wear. Prophets sent by God and false prophets both wear the same vestments. Only by determining whether the message of a prophet is true can false prophets be uncovered, and God’s prophets be discerned. Twice Jesus says, “By their fruits you will know them.” He does not indicate where you will find them. Of course, this may mean that good trees and good fruit are found in surprising places.
Reflection for September 12
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