Sunday, January 15, 2012

Quick Bytes #13: Guides

In today's first reading, God is calling Samuel.  But Samuel does not hear Him until Eli explains what is going on.

In today's Gospel, Andrew sees a stranger walking by.  But it isn't until John the Baptist tells him that man is the Lamb of God that Andrew follows Jesus.

The truth is, we all need someone to help us follow God to the best of our abilities.  Maybe it is a priest.  Maybe a deacon. Or maybe it is just a group of Holy laypeople.

The trick is to find them and surround ourselves with them so we are always prepared to grow closer to our Lord.

God Bless.


  1. Good point well made.

    That's why it is so important for us Christinas to continue Blogging. What we say may well lead someone to the Way.

    Thinks : Perhaps it's time we all promoted this Community Blog on our own Blogs once again to make it better known.

    God bless.

  2. Amen Michael! I love this post. Thank you :)

  3. Very true Michael! We cannot rely on only ourselves to get there.

  4. I remember a fearsome monsignor raving at us kids about not keeping bad company, which is a sin. At the time I had no idea what he was talking about, but now I know it's hanging out with people who lead us into sin. So, as you so ably said about surrounding ourselves with people who will help us follow God, good company leads us to virtue.

    Victor's right. We bloggers can be good company for each other.

  5. You guys are spot on - we do need each other. I am a much better Catholic because of all of you - for all you teach me and for your encouraging words. God Bless.