Daily Inspirations

Daily Inspirations

Saturday, October 01

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus

I know that you can do all things, / and that no purpose of yours can be hindered. / I have dealt with great things that I do not understand; / things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
—JOB 42:2–3


This is Job's act of contrition. He admits God's sovereignty and his own limited understanding. He repents of his despair. Job's final answer is really nothing more than I don't know. And yet he has arrived at a place of spiritual peace—the place of humility, not despair. God blesses him more abundantly than ever before, and he lives to be old and full of years.

Job 42:1–3, 5–6, 12–17
Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130
Luke 10:17–24

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