Weekend Reflections for 1/16/15
January 16, 2015
The young prophet Samuel heard a voice calling him. At first he didn't recognize the voice--God's voice. His teacher, Eli, tells him to go back to sleep. The Lord keeps calling and finally Samuel recognizes that it is God calling. For Samuel as for each of us, God reaches out first and keeps coming to us. St. Paul brings us the truth about how close God is to us: "Whoever is joined to the Lord becomes one Spirit with him."
We "temples of the Holy Spirit" now have that voice--the very presence of God--within us. Now our journey is that of Peter and Andrew in the Gospel. On that journey, in this new year, we hope to learn even more deeply the answer to their question, "Lord, where are you staying?" What an adventure it can be to follow the invitation of Jesus: "Come and you will see!"