Job: Wrestling with Injustice

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

1 Response

  1. Noctilucens says:

    But what would be the NEED for Job “to realize just how unjust his society was” – furthermore, a need so overwhelming as to necessitate such suffering by him?
    He hadn’t been particularly unjust himself before; and he certainly didn’t organise some sort of massive social reform again injustice after having suffered injustice himself. As far as we can tell, his society didn’t become more just after witnessing Job’s unjust suffering.
    So why would he, of all people, need to *feel* the general injustice of the world so acutely?
    A nurse doesn’t actually *feel* the patient’s pain, yet s/he tends to it equally – or more – effectively as if s/he did.

    Anyway, I find Job’s story deeply depressing. His laments are beautiful; but, basically, his questions remain unanswered to this day.