Priest Turned Prophet

You may or may not know much about Ezechiel. It is such a strange name and the book of Ezechiel has many strange stories. But Fr. Mike simplifies Ezechiel’s story and makes it relevant today. Ezechiel had a very difficult life. He was a priest who was captured and enslaved. He, with many others, was forced to march 900 miles from Israel to present day Iraq. His story is one of hopelessness, but then God empowered him. Fr. Mike illuminates the story of the “living creatures” and compares God’s loving care of Ezechiel with the Good Shepherd in John 10. He helps us ponder whether any good can really come from tragedy. He ends the interesting story of Ezechiel with that wonderful image of the field of dry bones.