January 12, 2021
We have two powerful stories of people being called into God’s service. Our first reading tells the story of the young Samuel who is instructed by Eli to respond: “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening.” Our gospel from John narrates the story of Jesus’ calling of the first disciples. Interestingly, someone in each story helps another to hear God’s call. Eli, realizing what is happening, provides instruction to Samuel so that he will be able to hear and respond to God. Simon, now called Peter, is led to Jesus by his brother Andrew.