Prophecy meant several different things during Biblical times. Some prophets, like Amos, are outside agitators. They see ungodly situations and “afflict the comfortable” with denunciations. Other prophets bring messages of hope, “comforting the afflicted” with the promise of God’s future. Other prophets served as advisers to the king, bringing “the word of the Lord” into royal decisions. Isaiah is called “The Prophet” by the fathers of the Church because he embodies the whole spectrum of the prophetic vocation. He is a classic insider, adviser to kings, pushing for change from a position of power. He was not reluctant to denounce infidelity to God where he saw it. And he again and again brings a message of consolation. We need to pay attention to Isaiah’s prophetic message.