Job 13-15; 2 Corinthians 10

Job 14:1-6 Man born of woman is short-lived and full of trouble, like a flower that springs up and fades, swift as a shadow that does not abide. Upon such a one will you set your eyes, bringing me into judgment before you? Can anyone make the unclean clean? No one can. Since his days are determined—you know the number of his months; you have fixed the limit which he cannot pass—look away from him and let him be, while, like a hireling, he completes his day.

With these words Job addresses God, a plaint of the seeming insignificance of man and the shortness of his days.  Job longs to know the point of his suffering.  Poignant for those Old Testament peoples, not yet having the Good News of Jesus Christ. But in this final age we have it: in the face of every pain and difficulty, of good cheer!  As Saint Pope John Paul II loved to say, be not afraid!

 

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