Tuesday of the Twenty-sixth Week of Ordinary Time

Today’s readings

We should all be paying very close attention to the words of Job in our first reading.  It started yesterday, and will go on for a little while.  It’s important for us to hear from Job, because we have been, are, or will be where Job is any number of times in our lives.  Job is on a journey that will deepen his faith, but it won’t be pretty.  As always, it will involve some suffering as he moves along the way.  And for much of it, it seems like God is silent and one wonders if God is even there.  Job will see that God is with him all the way, even when he seems absent.  Job’s story will be one that can inspire us as we journey through the sufferings that this life brings us sometimes; and Job’s story can be one that helps us move to deeper faith too.