Bartolome' de Las Casas was convicted in his heart by Motesino's preaching and, in a dramatic turn, determined to follow Jesus, leading him to be the first priest ordained in the New World.
Motesino's preaching sounded to similar to Martin Luther King, Jr., who centuries later would state:
"The church must be reminded that it is ... the conscience of the state ... It must be the guide and the critic of the state ...
If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority."
Similarly, John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, wrote January 1, 1813:
“It is the right and duty of our pastors to press the observance of all moral and religious duties.”