In the Bible, prophets do more than announce a message; a prophet embodies the message. In fact, the prophet Ezekiel is described as ‘eating’ the scroll.
These are not dead letters on a page. God’s word is alive in us, expressed in and through our stories, our history, our life experiences, indeed, through our bodies!
Mortal, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it. Then I ate it, and in my mouth, it was as sweet as honey.
Take, and eat; it will be bitter to your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth.