15 Jan 2012
For 15 January 2012, 2nd Sunday, based on 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,19
the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, â€œSamuel! Samuel!â€ and he said, â€œHere I am!â€ and ran to Eli, and said, â€œHere I am, for you called me.â€ But he said, â€œI did not call; lie down again.â€ So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, â€œSamuel!â€ Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, â€œHere I am, for you called me.â€ But he said, â€œI did not call, my son; lie down again.â€ Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, â€œHere I am, for you called me.â€ Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, â€œGo, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, â€˜Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.â€™â€ So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, â€œSamuel! Samuel!â€ And Samuel said, â€œSpeak, for your servant is listening.â€
As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.