The call to discipleship is strongly expressed in these readings – Andrew inviting his brother Simon to meet the Lord. Having spent the week at Summer School of Evangelisation in Bathurst, many young people want to know how to discern the will of the Lord.
In the first reading from 1 Samuel 3, we see in Samuel five principles that can guide us:
1. Stay awake and attentive
2. The Lord’s call is personal: ‘Samuel, Samuel’
3. Learn the language of the Lord (by reading scripture and the teachings of the church)
4. Use the wise counsel of an older brother/sister/mentor (Eli)
5. Sometimes the word of the Lord will not be very comfortable and will involve suffering (1 Sam 3:11-18)
Recorded at St Michael’s, 9.30am (8’38”)