A new word has wound its way into the English language: Blursday, denoting the blurring of days during our weary lockdown. The Book of Job does not use the term of course, but something of that experience is reflected in the first reading for this Sunday. Similar passages can be found in Ecclesiastes or, leaping forward two millennia, Samuel Beckett.
As is customary, that reading is chosen in light of the Gospel, which tells of multiple healings. Mark 1:29-39 offers four short vignettes, very powerful in their brevity. The third story — Jesus at prayer — brings us back to his and our source of strength in these days.