Feb 28, 2018
Homily given at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 14, 2018, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. The first reading in today's Mass is the call of Samuel. Even though Samuel became one of Israel's greatest prophets, when he was young, he did not recognize the voice of the Lord. Yet the Lord persisted in calling him until Eli, recognizing what was happening, told Samuel what to do. In a similar way, the Spirit gently calls us and doesn't give up on us, even when we have difficulty paying attention.
Keywords: conversion, worship, evangelization, surrender to God, vocations