I once said to the leader the community where I’m not really welcome anymore:
I’m a prophet. I throw the grenade into the church. You’re the pastor. You lead everyone to the bomb shelter.
It was obviously a metaphor relating to ways-of-thinking not behavior or anything otherwise. Just now I was looking at an old sermon of mine and found this, from Richard Rohr’s Everything Belongs:
The prophet leads us into sacred space by showing us the insufficiency of the old order; the role of the priest is to teach us how to live in the new realm.
I’m not sure which version of the same statement I prefer (probably mine, being a rather proud person), but I like this additional validation of my oft- despised position in like communities:
Unfortunately, the priest too often operates separately from the prophet. He talks of a new realm but never leads us out of the old order where we are still largely trapped. (Such priesthood is ineffective, though quite popular.)