Chosen, Called, Sent – Homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Amos answered Amaziah, “I was no prophet,
nor have I belonged to a company of prophets;
I was a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores.
The LORD took me from following the flock, and said to me,
Go, prophesy to my people Israel.” (Amos 7:14-15)