Prophets are people who know God and know his people. Pope Francis says that because they are free, "they are beholden to no one but God, and they have no interest other than God. Prophets tend to be on the side of the poor and the powerless, for they know that God himself is on their side."
It takes courage to be a prophet. We are to denounce evil and we are to announce the reign of God. I am convinced that whatever I do or do not do influences the evolution of the world!