On the day before Ash Wednesday we hear the story of Noah.  Why?  Because the story of Noah is a story of redemption for humanity.  It was Noah’s obedience and faithfulness to God that resulted in  a renewal of creation.  Tomorrow we begin the season that will lead us to the sacrifice of Christ.  Through that act, all of those who are obedient and faithful will be renewed and made worthy of eternal life.

Then the LORD said to Noah:
“Go into the ark, you and all your household,
for you alone in this age have I found to be truly just.
Of every clean animal, take with you seven pairs,
a male and its mate;
and of the unclean animals, one pair,
a male and its mate;
likewise, of every clean bird of the air, seven pairs,
a male and a female,
and of all the unclean birds, one pair,
a male and a female.
Thus you will keep their issue alive over all the earth.
Seven days from now I will bring rain down on the earth
for forty days and forty nights,
and so I will wipe out from the surface of the earth
every moving creature that I have made.”
Noah did just as the LORD had commanded him.

Are we ready to enter the new ark, which signals the renewal of the whole world?  How will we prepare ourselves in the weeks to come?  The Lord wants each of us to enter into true repentance, a complete change of our life.

Let’s begin the journey.

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2 Responses to Noah

  1. Nancy Novicki says:

    Lord, I pray that at the end of this Lent I will have become the person you meant
    for me to be!

    Gary, congratulations on being chosen President of the St. Thomas More
    Society by a group of very wise Catholic lawyers!

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