Engaging Scripture Today

In the Gospel of Mark it is written, “In the morning, while it was still very dark, Jesus got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed.” (Mark 1:35) What is your “deserted place” where you escape the crowds and/or communicate with God?

Engaging Scripture Today

At a time when visions are rare and unexpected, the Lord comes to Samuel and calls him to speak the divine word. Though just a boy, Samuel responds to God obediently, as Eli the priest has taught him to respond. Read 1 Samuel 3:1-20,  God’s call can sometimes be missed. When have you heard a call to act against injustice?

Engaging Scripture Today

In John’s gospel, Jesus’ ministry begins with the call of disciples, who then bring others to Jesus. Philip’s friend Nathanael moves from skepticism to faith when he accepts the invitation to “come and see.” Read John 1:43-51, Who told you, “come and see” regarding your faith life? And who needs to hear those words from you?