listening⏰Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Year 2 (15 January 2020)

📖1 Sam 3:1-10, 19-20; Ps 40:2 and 5, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10 (R.v.8a, 9a); Mark 1:29-39


Prov 22:6 says, “Teach the child the way he should go, and he will not stray from it even when he is old.” The truth is that many of us are what we are today because our parents started on time to show us the way that leads to life.

Hannah took the boy Samuel and placed him in the Temple so that he would grow and serve the Lord as she had promised (cf. 1 Sam 1:11). In the process, the priest taught him how to listen to the voice of God.

How many of our parents and guardians still take their children and wards with them when going to the Church or for some spiritual programs? When you leave your house early in the morning for Morning Mass, do you take them with you or hide under the excuse that they are preparing for school?

Note that there will always be something to prepare for; now, it is school, tomorrow, it would be work. Hence, they might grow without the same value you have for God.

Teach your child to have a space for God no matter the busy schedule and you would be sure it would be a harvest of divine interventions whenever life becomes difficult (see Mark 1:30-34).

May God intervene in all your difficulties, touch his healing hands upon the sick once more, and grant you peace in your home. Amen.

It is well with you.

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