None of the minor prophetsknew that he was minor, of course. Habakkuk, I imagine,thought that his visions earned himstanding as Ezekiel’s peer, if not indeed Elijah’s.Then there was Obadiah,who could be forgiven if he thought he might be a Moses.How they would be rememberedProvidence concealed from them all, though they could see the future.Maybe it doesn’t matter.If you’re on a mission from God, sent to rebuke a cityor to redeem a nation,where by cannon-makers you’re ranked may be inconsequential.Nor is the voice within youany less authentic for not having a distant echo.Seers of the world, be heartened.Even minor prophets can have genuine revelations.Source:Parallel Lives, Michael Lind. Wilkes-Barre, PA: Etruscan Press, 2007 – found on the Education for Justice website.
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