My dear brothers and sisters,
Praise the Lord who Heals our broken-hearted!
In our world of pain, suffering and illnesses, Jesus was the most powerful “Healer.” His presence brought hope and salvation to all the afflicted, even to defeating the Evil Spirits. The good news rings loud and clear for us that God is close to all the broken-hearted! It shows in our readings this weekend particularly in the story of Job. No longer is it a story of Job’s cries but more of Job’s renewed dependance of his steadfast trust and faith in a God who “gives” and “takes away.” Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted!
How can a person like Job do this? What is behind all this turnaround? Job’s problems were not undone. His arguments failed to reverse his long list of woes. His losses never came back.
There is one thing that happened to Job who was honest and sincere enough to take his case to God who is close to the brokenhearted. Enslaved by suffering and pain—without him looking for them, Job turned to the Lord and declared his helplessness. Praise the Lord who heals the broken-hearted! AMEN.
God Loves You!
~ Fr. Neil