Isn’t it true that in spite of all the strife, conflict and disasters that we see on TV every day we mostly carry on living as normal. We may give some money to a disaster fund or a charity out of a sense of obligation, maybe guilt or compassion. It seems that mainly when people have suffered a loss or are suffering from a particular disease they are prepared to take some action, maybe form or join a support group like COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS for those who have lost a child or SUICIDES ANONYMOUS.
“As it was in the days of Noah so will it be in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:26-37.
Pope Francis: We note the rise of a false or superficial ecology which bolsters complacency and a cheerful recklessness. As it occurs in periods of deep crisis which require bold decisions we are tempted to think that what is happening is not entirely clear. Human beings feed their self-destructive vices, try not to see them, acknowledge them, pretend nothing will happen. LS 59