The month of Mary: A Marian Month
Saint of the day:
Patron Saint of despair, sufferers of depression, and lepers
Prophet Job's Story
Job (/dʒoʊb/ JOHB; Hebrew: אִיּוֹב – 'Iyyōḇ; Greek: Ἰώβ – Iṓb) is the central figure of the Book of Job in the Bible. In rabbinical literature, Job is called one of the prophets of the Gentiles. In Islam, Job (Arabic: أيوب, romanized: Ayyūb) is also considered a prophet. Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God's permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his children, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.
42 Then Job answered the Lord and said, 2 “I know that You can do all things, And that no plan is impossible for You. 3 ‘Who is this who conceals advice without knowledge?’ Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I do not know. 4 ‘Please listen, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.’ 5 I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; 6 Therefore I retract, And I repent, sitting on dust and ashes.”
The tomb of Job