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.
Today is the first time we will celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God. Just as we celebrate special Sundays for the Body and Blood of Christ, and the Trinity, Pope Francis thought it good that we focus one Sunday with special emphasis on the Word of God. Do you have a bible in your home? Do you read it? Do you study it? Do you pray with it? Do you share the Word with others? Go. Teach. Baptize. This is our baptismal call. And the Word of God is the story we share.