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The Prophets

The story of John the Baptist, especially the story of his ending, is very disconcerting. (RCL Mark 6:14-29) There is something about prophets that is difficult for most of us to accept. Partly because they tell us things about our selves and our society that we don’t want to hear – inconvenient truths! And yet they are an essential part of our tradition and where would we be without their correction, challenge and encouragement?