In the Second Reading at Mass this weekend, St Peter reminds us as Church that God calls us to be a 'royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people set apart'. The following is a provocative quote from Peter Kreeft that highlights the prophetic vocation of the Church today.
‘Whenever the Church is faithful to Christ she is always misunderstood, usually feared and often persecuted. She produces fruits that the world finds bitter and inedible: saints and martyrs who show up the world as shallow and selfish and the world resents that. If your Catholic faith is not making anybody uncomfortable, it's not doing what it is supposed to do and if you're not getting splinters from his cross in your life you're not as close to him as he wants you to be’.