Listen. See. Share. Today’s readings provide a framework for Christian discipleship. Samuel hears the voice of God but does not know it is God. But once he does, wow. He becomes a great prophet. Saint John the Baptist points out the Lamb of God. And some of his disciples follow. Andrew is convinced Jesus is the Messiah and he shares this belief with his brother Simon. Listen. See. Share.
It will come as no surprise to those who know me, but I am not always at my best. Sometimes I am cranky, don’t listen and am too opinionated, to name only a few of my faults. And sometimes I wrongly judge people. And I sometimes get angry at God. But today’s first reading should serve as a reminder that even when we are not at our best, God can still use us for good.