Readings for Feb. 5
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Job 7:1-4; 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19; 22-23; Mark 1:29-39
Today we listen to Job in his misery, sounding very hopeless. He has lost everything — wife, children, extended family, animals, wealth. All is gone and he cries out to God, why? We listen to this reading perhaps asking our own questions of why did this happen to Job since he was such a good man and now he seems in despair.