Today's reading from Samuel is the one I credit with as to why I am in ministry. Many years ago I was discerning my next move; back to teaching or work as a youth minister. This reading, combined with the song Here I am Lord just told me what I was to do. I became a youth minister and spent three wonderful years at the parish. God called, I answered and I believe saying yes to working in ministry was and still is what I should be doing. I have had valleys and extraordinary mountaintops. And always his grace to move between the two.