Thursday, January 12, 2012

Speak, Lord, Your Servant Is Listening

When you get a chance, look at the First Reading for Wednesday, January 11 (1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20). I love the story of Samuel being called by God. Samuel doesn't know it is the voice of God. Each time he wakes up, goes to Eli, and answers, "Here I am." Eli sends Samuel back to sleep until he realizes the 3rd time that it is God calling. When he is called a fourth time, Samuel is told to answer, "Speak, Lord, your servant is listening."

What a wonderful model on how to live our lives. May we, too, hear and recognize the voice of God. May we, like Samuel, answer, "Speak, Lord, your servant is listening. May we, like Eli, help others to hear the voice of God more clearly.

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