What I read last night:
"When the young prophet Samuel heard the voice of God calling to him in the night, he had the councel from his priestly mentor, Eli, to tell him how to respond. Even so, it took them three times to realize that it was God calling. Rather than ignoring the voice, or rebuking it, Samuel finally listened." (excerpt from The Sacred Romance)
The message at church today:
How to hear the voice of God.
The scriptural context:
1 Samuel 3 (The Lord calls Samuel)