The story of Eli and Samuel tells us that sometimes the call we hear is not for us but for another. We’re being asked to help that person listen and hear what’s being said. It took Eli three tries to realize that it was Samuel, an unlikely candidate, who was being called by God, and not himself. Lent is about being quiet in body and spirit and listening, not just for what God has to say to you, but also knowing that sometimes the call is not for you but for another. The point may be to step back and help them to be able to listen and hear. You may be called on not to achieve, but to mentor another on your pathway to finding peace, purpose and fulfillment.
Friday, February 19, 2016
1 Samuel 3:1-10