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October 14, 2015

Volume 132, Issue #21


Ordinary 30B: Job 42:1-6, 10-17

New daughters and sons do not take the place of the lost ones. As a conclusion to the story of Job, this will not do.

October 18, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Job 38:1-7, (34-41)

If God’s response to Job in chapter 38 were meant only to shut Job up, seven verses would be sufficient. But God is only getting started here, and the exuberance of the rhetoric insists that vastly more is at stake.

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