February  15.  Owen and Julie  were discussing their children and he once asked, “Are you ever sorry that we had them?”  She thought for a bit and replied, “It’s a hard one, but I must admit honestly that much as I love them there are times when the going gets pretty tough.  But remember that there was a time when God even felt sorry he had created humankind  because of their bad behaviour.  We do know that his  mercy and love were greater than his anger and disappointment and he started afresh.“   Owen continued, “when God looks today at the people he created and put in charge of the rest of creation,  we know he is also disappointed with how we have treated his creation. The mess is not his doing but ours”  

Scripture: Noah removed the covering of the ark and the face of the ground was dry. Then he built an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings When the Lord smelled the pleasing odour of Noah’s sacrifice the Lord said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done.”  Gen 8.    Pope Francis: Through Noah who was innocent and just God decided to open a path of salvation and he gave humanity the chance of a new beginning.  All it takes is one good person to restore hope!  LS 71.  God does not deny justice. He rather envelopes it and surpasses it with an even greater event in which we experience love as the foundation of true justice.  FM 21.  Reflect, share, act and pray.