Monday, February 27, 2012
Revelation to Samuel
Please read the passage below from the First Book of Samuel(3:1-10):
During the time young Samuel was minister to the LORD under Eli, a revelation of the LORD was uncommon and vision infrequent. One day Eli was asleep in his usual place. His eyes had lately grown so weak that he could not see. The lamp of God was not yet extinguished, and Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” He ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.” “I did not call you,” Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” So he went back to sleep. Again the LORD called Samuel, who rose and went to Eli. “Here I am,” he said. “You called me.” But he answered, “I did not call you, my son. Go back to sleep.” At that time Samuel was not familiar with the LORD, because the LORD had not revealed anything to him as yet. The LORD called Samuel again, for the third time. Getting up and going to Eli, he said, “Here I am. You called me.” Then Eli understood that the LORD was calling the youth. So he said to Samuel, “Go to sleep, and if you are called, reply, ‘Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.'” When Samuel went to sleep in his place, the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”
I was at our Parish Church yesterday morning and I concelebrated Holy Mass with the Parish Priest. It was nice and sunny yesterday.
(Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words.)
“I wish to speak to you, My brother Melvin, and I would like all My brothers and sisters to listen to what I have to say to you today. You will remember, My brother, what happened the summer you were twelve years of age. It was in the month of July on a Sunday afternoon and it was a sunny day. You had gone walking on your own towards the seashore that is only a few kilometers from the home of your parents. You were walking in the woods and all of a sudden you heard a voice. You stopped and looked around trying to find out who was calling you. As you did not see anybody around, you started to walk again. You only walked a short distance when you heard your name called again like this: Melvin, Melvin. You stopped in your tract and looked up and called out, ‘Who is calling me?‘ Then you heard my voice as I spoke to you these words, ‘I am Jesus and I am calling you to be a priest.‘ These words of mine, I know, penetrated deeply into your heart and they never left you. You can hear them even today. After that you had no doubt what your vocation would be as an adult. Indeed you followed My words and became a priest. I called you for a special reason, which you will soon find out. I am always there with you every day. I bless you and I bless all My brothers and sisters spread all over the world. I love you all.”