All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just the clergy but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to the story of the vision of Jacob, who called the place of his vision “the house of God, and . . . the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.


Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51

This Weeks Readings

Monday1 Samuel 9:27-10:8
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Psalm 86
Tuesday1 Samuel 15:10-31
Acts 5:1-11
Psalm 86
WednesdayGenesis 16:1-14
Luke 18:15-17
Psalm 86
ThursdayJeremiah 19:1-15
Revelation 18:11-20
Psalm 62:5-12
FridayJeremiah 20:7-13
2 Peter 3:1-7
Psalm 62:5-12
SaturdayJeremiah 20:14-18
Luke 10:13-16
Psalm 62:5-12
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