Monday in the Twenty Sixth Week of Ordinary Time
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. (Job 1:21b)
Lord God, upon reading Job one may feel that You are Job's enemy. His friends and wife try to convince him that he must have done something wrong, or You just do not care what is happening to him.
Job knows it is not that simple; therefore, he trusts You in the confusion of complication. Whether his life was contentment or pain, Job wanted to trust. Give me, Lord, humility to trust in times of discontent and to be grateful in times of peace. Whether it seems clear or seems impossible, we are blessed by You.
Saints Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.