Day 21: Walking with God

Genesis 39:1-23 How then can I...sin against God?: Every sin is, above all, an offense against God and his laws, but it also has an impact upon our communion and our relationships with other persons. (CCC 1440, 2338-2349)

Ch 40:1-23 The gift of interpretation of dreams and visions is closely associated with the gift of interpreting tongues mentioned among the CHARISMS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by St. Paul. (CCC 798-801)

Job 32:1-22 A fourth visitor, Elihu, appeared. He was not a foreigner but a young man of Israel. Filled with arrogance, he made his case as to why the others should listen to what he had to say despite his youth. 

(*The Didache Bible RSV-CE Ignatius Edition, 2006)


         Why do we not call people from the Old Testament St. Job or St. Moses? 

Prayer by Fr. Mike: "God in Heaven, we thank you. We thank you for your Word. We thank you for revealing your heart to us. We thank you for heroes, people who are faithful like our friend Job. We thank you for heroes, people who are faithful like Joseph. Help us to be the kind of men and women who know your name and who know your commands and have the ability and the grace, the perseverance and persistence, the confidence and trust in you to do your will in all things. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen."


More parallels between the story of Joseph and Jesus with two other condemned men. Joseph being sentenced to prison makes me think of Sheol, where Jesus descended to between his death and resurrection. The two dreams of the inmates are of a cup of wine and baked good- foreshadowing the Eucharist.