Feast of St. Jerome
Job 38:1, 12-21, 40:3-5 | Ps. 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14 | Lk. 10:13-16
Both readings remind us of the Wisdom and Glory of God. God is speaking to Job and asks him if he knows from where the world and all of nature came. The description is wonderful, and it would be a powerful passage to read now if you haven’t done so. Job, in the end, tells God that he realizes how small he is in comparison to God. Jesus is also telling the people about the greatness of God and trying to get His message across to them. He tells them and us that if we reject Him, we reject God; and, if we follow Him we follow God. The basic message of both readings is that God is beyond our imaginings. We need to be open to God’s Word. If we are, God will be able to enter our hearts and touch us in ways that we could not forget.
Take time to read the scripture passages. Ask God for the gift of openness and love so that God can touch your heart. Listen attentively! Let God possess you. Respond to God’s unconditional love.