This calendar of saints is drawn from several denominations, sects, and traditions. Although it will no longer be updated daily, the index on the right will guide visitors to a saint celebrated on any day they choose. Additional saints will be added as they present themselves to Major.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May 10 -- Feast of Job the Patriarch

Here's one I hope you can't relate to. If you can, let's hope your faith is as strong.

Job is the object lesson of patient devotion to the Lord, even when the chips were down. And by down, I mean down to the bottom of the pit. His wife and kids were dead, his house in ruins, his livestock dead (I guess it would be deadstock, but that sounds like a jam band concert), and his own body covered in ulcers. He sat on a pile of ashes and scraped his ulcerated skin with a potsherd, but he did not curse God. He cursed the day he was born, but he did not curse God.

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