Lindsay Crouse is speaking on October 26th. She has chosen this responsive reading to be recited during the service.
PROPHETS by Clinton Lee Scott
Always it is easier to pay homage to prophets than to heed the directions of their vision.
It is easier blindly to venerate the saints than to learn the human quality of their sainthood.
It is easier to glorify the heroes of the race than
To give weight to their examples.
To worship the wise is much easier than to profit by their wisdom.
Great leaders are honored, not by adulation, but by sharing their insights and values.
Grandchildren of those who stoned the prophet sometimes gather up the stones to build the prophet’s monument.
Always it is easier to pay homage to prophets than to heed the direction of their vision.