1 Sam 3:1-10, 19-20 / Mark 1:29-39
We all know that the Church is the house of God.
The house of God is also the house of love and among other aspects it is the house of God's healing love.
Even the house of Peter and Andrew was transformed into a house of healing love because of the presence of Jesus, the Healer who heals with love.
The love of Jesus is also a love that searches for those in need of God's healing love, so that was why He insisted on going to the other villages.
God's healing love also ignites the flame of love in a house that has gone cold without love.
In the 1st reading, it was mentioned that the lamp of God in the sanctuary had not yet gone out.
Through the young Samuel, the flame of God's love was ignited again to heal the faith of His people.
God wants His house, the Church, to be a house of love and healing, to be a sign of salvation.
We are the living stones making up God's house. Yet God has also made His home in us.
As we gather in God's house for the Eucharist, may we be healed of our sins and may the flame of God's love burn bright in our hearts, which is also the house of God.