Sounds like part of a rant

Sunday's first reading (Job) sounds like part of a rant.  And it would be a rant, if it was said by anyone other than God.  So why isn't it a rant?  Because God isn't exaggerating for effect. 

God is calling out Job and his friends, make no mistake.  But when it comes down to the substance of what God is actually saying, God is simply stating the facts. 

Which is exactly why it's paired with Sunday's Gospel (Mark).  To show us something that is unexpected and amazing.  A God who is this powerful, but also this personal and this compassionate. 

More on this tomorrow.