Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Job 23:1-9, 16-17

Pentecost +19 - Year B

Job 23:1-9, 16-17

What must I do to inherit something better?
What must I do to get a fair hearing?
What must I do to get out of the trouble I’m in?

These questions deal with a mystery, an invisible force, and a quandary. It turns out that what we are looking for turns on different questions than we have known how to ask. This leads us to appreciating an openness of the future so we will have time and space to modify our questions in light of the non-response we are currently getting from them.

Inheritance is less an issue than investment.

Fairness pales in the face of simply standing firm in the best decisions one can make at the time and modifying that stance in light of new data.

Trouble continues and so it is not a matter of getting out of trouble as much as it is to find the right trouble to be in and diving into it with all one has.

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