The story of the call of Samuel is illuminating for our time of corruption and cleansing. I argue that the sex abuse scandal in the church should be read through the lens of this narrative.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19
Psalm – Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10
Reading 2 – 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20
Gospel – John 1:35-42