Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Year B - Pentecost +19 or Energy to Witness 19
October 4, 2015

Job 1:1, 2:1-10

Job is said to have “not sinned with his lips”. Did he sin with the potsherd?

If we are to receive some “good” from G*D, are to we receive some “bad” with equal detachment? Does scratching an itch equate to not simply receiving it? How can we measure the technical aspect of sin wherein just this step shy of a line we are good to go and our next step takes us over the line and into sin?

Job’s wife seems to be counseling Job to divorce G*D. To read more about Job’s one wife or two wives (Sitidos and Dinah) conflated into one, you might want to try a haggadic story: The Testament of Job.

Remember that in every test there is a non-response escape hatch. Where might a reaching out in blessing be found in Job’s story? (No, it is not the “restoration” at the end where, fairytale-like, they live happily ever after.)

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