“Sometimes a Scripture passage strikes an immediate chord in us. Such is the case with today’s reading from the Book of Job. Beset by all kinds of misfortunes, even tragedies, Job complains that life is drudgery. Instead of a gift, existence is perceived as a burden offering no rest, no peace, no joy. There are days, are there not, when we can relate to this.
“When I was in the seminary, I had a roommate who was an early riser. His super-loud alarm would go off every morning at 5:15 a.m. Every morning he’d shut it off and say the same thing: ‘Gladly, Jesus, gladly!’ My comments went in a different direction… At that hour, to say the least, it was hard to summon my enthusiasm and optimism.”
Read the complete homily HERE.