12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B
WHY IS LIFE SO FULL OF SUFFERING?
by Bishop Robert Barron
Friends, the book of Job is one of the most profound and most challenging books in the entire Bible. In today’s reading, we see that God does not hand-wave away Job’s suffering. Rather, the Lord places profound hurt and heartache in an infinitely greater context—into his loving providence. We must not narrow our focus on our pain; we must rather open ourselves to ever greater trust.
Reading 1 – Job 38:1 8-11
Psalm – Psalm 106:23-31
Reading 2 – 2 Corinthians 5:14-17
Gospel – Mark 4:35-41