The prophets still speak to us today in their words, some of which were written more than 2500 years ago. They spoke of faith in God, repentance, and warning to those who had turned away from the covenant they had made with YHWH. But for me, the most important part of the prophet's message was the call for justice and righteousness. They cried out for those who had no voice... the poor, the widow, and the orphan. That is the heart of their message that continues to speak to us today. We are called to act in a way that brings justice to those who are struggling to make ends meet. Our words and deeds can bring joy and hope to those who need to encounter someone acting in loving service on behalf of a present and gracious God. Loving our neighbor, especially that neighbor in need, answers the call of the prophets. It is an out-flowing of faith for the world. Because faith isn't simply something to make us feel better; it is the catalyst that joins us together and makes us a part of God's healing presence in the world.