Job answered the LORD and said:
I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be hindered.
I have dealt with great things that I do not understand;
things too wonderful for me, which I cannot know.
I had heard of you by word of mouth,
but now my eye has seen you.
Therefore I disown what I have said,
and repent in dust and ashes.
Job understood more than anyone the goodness of God. He had the grace to see and know the wonders of God. No matter how faithful he was before his test, he disowns all the he had said and repented. For a man who did not go about sinning, felt the need to say this and to do so.
It is in knowing the Glory of God that our hearts seek repentance more than anything. Just as Job has done when God revealed himself and the wonders that he has done for Job. It's mystifying!
A person can not help but go to the ends of the earth to repent of one's sins when God has done as he has done in Job's life. And this is so true, a life is never the same when God personally touches it. The life ends up praising God and repenting of one's sins, however small.
We have read in today's Gospel Jesus praising the Father for what he has done. Even Jesus praises his Father, why not us too. When we pray, when we have minute conversations with him. Go the extra and praise our loving Father every chance you get.
Sometimes we all wait for the floor to drop out from under us before we have an experience that is powerful enough to warrant praise to God. It shouldn't take a disaster or anything that may cause a problem for us to say Praise God nothing happened to us. Just as the Choirs of Angels all sing Praise to God every moment of every day giving him honor and glory. We as humans fail this, maybe we should sing praise to God more often, it will gladden our hearts in the process.