September 27, 2016


Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23

3:1 After this, Job opened his mouth and cursed his day,

3:2 and this is what he said:

3:3 May the day perish on which I was born, and the night, in which it was said, “A man has been conceived.”

3:11 Why did I not die in the womb? Having left the womb, why did I not immediately perish?

3:12 Why was I received upon the knees? Why was I suckled at the breasts?

3:13 For by now, I should have been sleeping silently, and taking rest in my sleep

3:14 with the kings and consuls of the earth, who build themselves solitudes,

3:15 either with princes, who possess gold and fill their houses with silver,

3:16 or, like a hidden miscarriage, I should not have continued, just like those who, being conceived, have not seen the light.

3:17 There the impious cease from rebellion, and there the wearied in strength take rest.

3:20 Why is light given to the miserable, and life to those who are in bitterness of soul,

3:21 who expect death, and it does not arrive, like those who dig for treasure

3:22 and who rejoice greatly when they have found the grave,

3:23 to a man whose way is hidden and whom God has surrounded with darkness?


Luke   9: 51-56

9:51 Now it happened that, while the days of his dissipation were being completed, he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.
9:52 And he sent messengers before his face. And going on, they entered into a city of the Samaritans, to prepare for him.
9:53 And they would not receive him, because his face was going toward Jerusalem.
9:54 And when his disciples, James and John, had seen this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to call for fire to descend from heaven and consume them?”
9:55 And turning, he rebuked them, saying: “Do you not know of whose spirit you are?
9:56 The Son of man came, not to destroy lives, but to save them.” And they went into another town.