Archive for January 11, 2012

1 Samuel 3:1–10, 19–20

Can one have a favourite scripture passage? For me, this one comes close especially when the old can be seen in the light of the new.

In this old testament passages, we see God’s calling for Samuel and of His (God’s) Justice, Goodness, Faithfulness to come.  We hear a certain urgency when God calls his name twice the fourth time. 1 Sam 3:10 ( see Gen 22:11) (Luke 22:31)


  • How many times have the Lord the called us but we were not listening?
  • Are our ears opened but only to hear the call of the world?
  • Or have we answered Yes Lord! But have not truly listened with our heart and opened our eyes in Faith?
  • Have we heard God’s calling for us? His Will for us? Or have we acted on our own perhaps even preaching but not practising what we preach?
  • Have we stayed back at the end of the Eucharistic Celebration to thank Him and have Him speak to us?

Have we truly declared in humility and meekness “Here I am Lord! I have heard your calling and am here to do your Will!”

or have we? Allowed ourselves to preach and do good works for our own glory? Not according to His Will for His Kingdom and Glory??

Matt 7:21-23

21 “Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.’ ( Greek translation Anomian from the word anomia Lawlessness (not God’s Law) )