Joan said, “Why are there so many floods all over the world these days? Hurricanes, cyclones, monsoons have got stronger, bigger and more destructive. Climate change is blamed on our destructive actions with regard to the environment. It makes me think of Noah’s ark times. I wonder if that really happened the way the Bible story goes? There are actually many stories like it in other cultures too. But if we look into the message isn’t it as if history is repeating itself today?”
Paul stood up and said, “Men of Israel, and you that fear God, listen. The God chose our father and made the people great. He led them out of Egypt. He bore with them in the wilderness, gave them their land, kings and prophets. Of this posterity God has brought to Israel a Saviour Jesus. Acts 13:13-25.
Pope Francis: the lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. A mentality that says, “then was then and now is now” is ultimately immature. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. AL193.
Mary, Mother of the bereaved, pray for us.