The lectionary provides 4 texts, but the homily speaks to the problem of suffering and pain through 2 of these texts:
Is not life on earth a drudgery,
its days like those of a hireling?
Dispensing quickly with the argument from finitude in the face of the infinite and omnipotent, that Job's perspective is not after all God's, and that Job just doesn't have the proper view of the 'big picture,' Barron moves into the very phenomenon of the Incarnation, and focuses on the healings of the Marcan Jesus who has brought the good news that the "where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth" response to the human condition might not hold in the coming of the Kingdom. Barron names this biblical transformation: God's response of 'solidarity' with the human creature.