Feast of St. Vincent de Paul
Job 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 | Ps. 88:2-8 | Lk. 9:51-56
Today we see that Job is getting a handle on his suffering and wondering why some have to do so. This in no way changes his trust in God. He is expressing his human feelings. We need to realize that we should share our feelings with God. When we do so, God can enter into the conversation and come to our aid. The disciples are expressing their dislike over the fact that the Samaritans reject them. Their solution is a violent action. Jesus ignores their suggestion and proceeds on His journey. We may have feelings of anger and disgust, but we are called to go beyond those feelings, set them aside, and move forward on our journey to preach the Good News.
Do you find yourself getting angry when others reject you for your beliefs? Consider yourself in good company. As Jesus calls the disciples to continue their journey, so Jesus calls us to go to others as well. Ask Jesus for the grace to rise above the rejections in your life and to continue to live the life of a Christian.