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Preparing for 2 - 8 June 2024

1 Samuel 3.1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139.1-6,13-18; 2 Corinthians 4.5-12; Mark 2.23 - 3.6RCL Proper 4 Year B

Being open to God

The boy Samuel was apprentice to the priest Eli at the temple of the Lord in Shiloh. In the dark, three times he heard someone calling his name and thought it was Eli. Eventually, Eli realised that God was calling Samuel, and Samuel responded to God. God gave Samuel an insight into what was soon to happen and, as he grew up, all Israel came to know that Samuel was a great prophet of the Lord. 

It may have taken a few goes, and a nudge from someone else, but once he realised who wanted to talk to him, Samuel was open to do what God wanted – not just in that moment, but for a lifetime. This week we explore what it means for us to be open to God, whatever our age, condition or status. How does God communicate with us? 

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