Prophets are above all truth tellers and we all need truth tellers in our lives who courageously, with love, always tell us the hard truths about ourselves. Sometimes we are initially unable to hear these truths and spurn the person, but over time we come to appreciate them so much. These situations are often difficult for both sides, but with God’s grace are very important.

—Dr. Sajit U. Kabadi is a chair of the Theology Department at Regis Jesuit High School in Colorado.