Being religious we always think - or rather, conclude our thinking and reflection - that we are to be the instruments of God's message to the world. How about going a step further and acknowledging that we also ought to be open to other instruments of God's message, instruments other than ourselves. Even if those instruments are not to our liking or their means of accepting God's word and dissemination of that message is not according to our terms. Today, more than ever, we need prophets who read the signs and are not just content being the signs!
Reminds me of a message I received sometime ago: Either lead or follow or get out of the way!