Season after Pentecost | 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22); (Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126;) Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
After enduring Job's calamities, his howling laments, the speeches of his "friends," a hymn to wisdom as an entr'acte, Job's plea of innocence, an awkward interruption by Elihu, and then four chapters of the LORD speaking from the whirlwind, we finally arrive at the 42nd and last chapter of Job. We discover that no one much agrees what it means.
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.