He was brilliant. And his heart was even bigger than his intelligence!
Not as man sees does God see because he looks into the heart.
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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.
In today's reading from Samuel, a woman named Hannah gives voice to what so many of us do when she says to Eli, the priest: "I was only pouring out my troubles to the Lord."
As his lifelong desire for the priesthood was beginning to diminish, he received a letter that changed his life.
We love God because he first loved us.