Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-17
1 Then Job answered the LORD:
2 “I know that thou canst do all things, and that no purpose of thine can be thwarted.3 ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
5 I had heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees thee;
6 therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”12 And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah; and the name of the second Keziah; and the name of the third Keren-happuch.15 And in all the land there were no women so fair as Job’s daughters; and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
16 And after this Job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations.17 And Job died, an old man, and full of days.

Luke 10:17-24 

17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.
20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”


THE FIRST READING: The penny has finally dropped for Job who upon receiving God’s counsel, his eyes were opened because he is now more knowledgeable about the wonder and might of Yahweh!

Job admit that for most of his life he was a mere hearer of the word of Yahweh, but now he marvel the power and work of God to the extent that he is convicted that with God on his side, Satan will fall. With this said, Job went on a fast, repenting his ignorant state such that Yahweh restored his life and blessing him with cattle sons, daughters and a long life!

THE GOSPEL READING: Our Lord thought it nessesary to reign in the seventy disciples who went on a jubilent spree, celebrating the victory they have won over Satan who fell like lightning from heaven. Concerned that the disciples may be too proud about their achievements, Christ led His students in prayer, giving thanks to the Second Person of the Trinity for revealing His majesty to these humble young recruits, who have come to know that He is indeed the Messiah!

If the truth be told, nearly all of us are very ignorant about the amazing supernatural transformative work that Christ can and wish to do in our lives. Because we lack knowledge and do not receive counsel, we do not understand that God can do all things, provided we do not sell our soul to Satan by denoucing or rejecting Christs teachings in times of struggle, pain and the loss of a loved one. We are called to lift our head up high, in a spiritual sense; hold fast to our faith, give thanks and praise to God during both good and bad times, knowing that with and in Him all things are possible!! 

LET US PRAY:Psalms 119:66,71,75,91,125,130
 66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in thy commandments.71 It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes.75 I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that in faithfulness thou hast afflicted me.91 By thy appointment they stand this day; for all things are thy servants.125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies!130 The unfolding of thy words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days

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