Welcome back to the Sunday Mass notes for 2-8-2015. This week we open with the first reading from the Old Testament Book of Job where we see Job’s cry to God about the futility and brevity of life. Although his ancient message is somber it provides us with tremendous wisdom in our day. Then we move to the second reading from First Corinthians and close with the Gospel lesson from Saint Mark that continues from last week.
How can believers cope with difficult events in their lives? Sometimes a helpful insight from the Bible has presented itself with sudden clarity. This was the case recently while I was reading from the Book of Job (pronounced “jobe”), Chapter 19.