Why is there suffering? Why does God allow human beings to suffer? What is the origin of so much injustice and why so many hardships and difficulties in our life? The text in bold for today's topic, talks about Job and he was one who probably asked the above questions and so many others while going through very crucial times in his life. These are also questions and doubts that all of us face at one point or another. However, you and I know that for some questions such as the above, we will never have an answer. This questioning shows how empty we are inside. It is an emptiness in which we seek to fill with wealth, pleasures, health, or fame - and one who does not obtain such things, ends up debating with these questions.
Job was empty because he had lost all his riches, family, and his health. But the truth is that his questioning made him seek God. His suffering put him closer to God. He filled the emptiness through his communion with God. So many people live like Job and know God only from hearing about Him. They question and doubt because they live far away from God and never experience His goodness and mercy. Thanks to our Lord, Jesus Christ, today we can come closer to God and have communion with Him. Only through Jesus we can affirm that God's grace fills the emptiness inside of us.