Second Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)
1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19; 1 Cor.6:13c-15a,17-20; John 1: 35-42

The Lord is calling you


We read on the first book of Samuel the call of God to Samuel. Three time Samuel went to the wrong person. He thought that Eli, the priest of the Old Testament, was calling him. The Lord is calling you through your conscience, your parents, your teachers, persons around you, and perhaps also through your children and babies. But many time you are responding to the wrong person. Until you listen to right voice of the Lord you cannot hear what He is calling you for. So watch for his voice and say with Samuel: "Here I am Lord, speak for your servant is listening.

In the first to the Corinthians we her the call of the Lord reminding us that: our body is not for immorality, but for the Lord" And invites us to "Avoid immorality, because the immoral person sins against his own body, when our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit." The he insists saying: "For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body."

The Gospel of St. John tells us about the call of the Lord to make from his people disciples that will be the role model of people and lead them to love, justice, truth, sharing, honesty, forgiveness and holiness. The disciples has to go and "see where Jesus was staying, and stay with him that day" and experienced that the mission that they have to take would ask them for many sacrifices. They chose to take the risk and the whole Gospel tells us that the risk was heavy on them, but they did not return back their heads and gave up. They continued until giving their lives at the service who will say I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.

You are called you way. You are called God's way. You are called to accomplish a mission. Did you listen the right call or still wondering? Pray and say: Lord speak, for your servant is listening.