In Sunday’s first reading, God calls Samuel as he slept in the temple of the Lord where the Ark of God was when God called so distinctly he thought it was Eli who he reported to. “Here I am. You called me?” Eli replied: “I didn’t call you my son. Go back to sleep.” (1 SM 3:5) God’s call was so distinct it woke him from sleep. Would it be possible for God to speak as distinctly to us?
In his Conversations with God series, Neale Donald Walsch tells us that God talks to us, we have to learn to listen. It is possible to develop a friendship with God as your conversation with God matures.
“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” (JN 1:1) Word must have an intellect behind it in order to be word and a receptive intellect in front of it to receive the word. Word only becomes word in the function of communication one intellect to another.
Man being created in the image and likeness of God can dialogue with himself just as God did in the beginning.
The world is built so that you see whatever you believe. So the world confirms whatever you believe. The only way to grow and travel a path beyond your beliefs is to add faith, hope or/and love. Adding faith hope and/or love to your dialogue with yourself is prayer and God’s response can be heard.
We are a community of laymen and laywomen who, with vowed Passionists, seek to share in the charism of St. Paul of the Cross through prayer, ongoing spiritual formation, and proclamation of the message of Christ Crucified.