Everything that we heard described in the Scripture today will happen to us at one time or another … whether we are seasoned believers like Eli, the elderly prophet, or like young Samuel, the seeker with ears open to hear God’s call.
Be attentive to the voices calling out to us today that seek someone who will listen. Reach out to them, listen, and help them up. The story I shared with you today about a modern-day Eli reminds us that sometimes that is all that is required of us.
Every evening in the military, it is the soldier’s duty to report to the commanding officer, salute the officer, announce his/her name and say, “reporting for duty, sir.”
Let that be our prayer. Every night before you go to sleep, let God know you are reporting for duty: Speak Lord, your servant is listening.
About Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C.
Father Leo Polselli, C.S.C. is Chaplain at the Father Peyton Center in Easton, MA. Before coming to Holy Cross Family Ministries he served as a teacher and a parish priest. He also served for six years as a General Assistant of the Congregation in Rome, Italy. Originally from Fall River, MA, Father Leo grew up with eight siblings. Gifted with several languages, he is able to serve the Brazilian, Cape Verdean, Portuguese, Spanish and Haitian communities. When he's not greeting everyone who comes to the Father Peyton Center, you can find him regularly reading newspapers!