It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Monday, June 27, 2016

reflection on Job 1

Job 1
Reading the book of Job may raise some uncomfortable questions for us. For example, we're told that Job is a good man. He is honest, a person of absolute integrity, fears God, avoids evil. What else could God want?

One explanation (thank you, Harold Kushner) is that we shouldn't expect to get the answer of why bad things happen to good people but, rather, that we are hearing when bad things happen to good people. When not why.

The Elusive Presence, by Samuel Terrien agrees: “It is the theology of presence, not the problem of suffering which lies at the core of the poem.”

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