• Ann Tran

THURSDAY OF THE SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 21, 2019


MASS READINGS:

A reading from the Book of Genesis 9:1-13

....God said to Noah and to his sons with him:

“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark. I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyed by the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.” God added: “This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you: I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

REFLECTION:

Regarding God's agreement with Noah, does that mean that we do not need to worry about the apocalypse being a flood? Perhaps, the Holy Spirit is inspiring engineers to effectively construct floating structures so we can still live on once all the ice caps melt because of global warming.

When I think of His covenant, He has always kept His end. He even sent His only Son to make sure we continue on living.

I know many people (myself included) expect more from God when in need. He kept His end of the deal, but have I? I keep falling into sin, so what makes me so deserving to ask for more? What bargaining power can I possibly have?

Thankfully, He has given us the sacrament of Confession, so we can have a chance to come to the table with good will.


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