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."
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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.
The Great Light guiding the Magi to Christ encountered the brightest Light of all-Christ the Lord, in the manger at Bethlehem.
Today, at the beginning of a new calendar year, it is so important to remember that Mary “kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” These things are the great blessings bestowed upon her and the whole human race by the Triune God.