St. Jerome

Daily Reflection

St. Jerome


From today’s Scripture: Have you entered into the sources of the sea, or walked about in the depths of the abyss? —Jb 38:16

Any parent has learned the lesson that God is teaching to Job in today’s Scripture. The birth of a child, with the growth and development of a child, truly is a look into God’s awesomeness. Where does breath come from? How is a person, body and soul, created? How does someone who could only lie in a crib become someone who learns, who grows, who becomes? We know the biology of it all, but then, really, we run out of answers. Just how does this all work?

God is reminding Job that we people know next to nothing on our own. Job admits his pride when he tells God, “I put my hand over my mouth.” Really, each of us is left speechless in the face of life’s mystery.

Let us pray: Jesus, today help me to talk less, and to listen more. Open my eyes to your greatness, and my own littleness. Help me to appreciate the deeper things around me.



Today’s author is John Feister, an award-winning journalist and member of Glenmary’s Communications Team. This week’s reflections are also in Spanish, available by email.



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