The Church’s liturgy, Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours, this past Sunday was ALL about hearing a call.
- Morning Prayer—we heard the call of Moses who answered, “Here I am.”
- First reading at Eucharist—the call of young Eli who responded, “Your servant is listening:.
- John’s Gospel—Jesus’ invitation his first followers to come and see. They came and called more to come.
- Evening Prayer—Paul urged us to consider our call.
I was a bit defensive at the end of my morning lectio. I wanted God (and you too) to know that I did hear a call in my youth. Coming to experience Christ living among the members of our monastery and learning to serve others is the best decision I ever made. Reflecting on Paul’s urging to reconsider my call today, I say happily that I’d do it all over again. The marvel of being called didn't end on the day I entered. Thank God!
PS: The community is hosting a "Listen Retreat for Single Women"weekend on February 27-March 1. Contact Sr. Cathy Bauer at 859-331-6324 or email her at email@example.com for more information.