2 December. Noah and his Family.   A well-known and loved story is that of Noah, the ark, the Flood and his family.  At some time God was so disappointed in the behaviour and actions of his creatures that he decided to destroy them all. The exception was Noah, described as the only righteous man of his day.  We are not told what made it so. Was he a good father or husband? Did they have a relationship with God to keep them on track?  The Bible tells us how God did save pairs of creatures from total destruction.  What are the warning signs God has given us in our day when humankind is again disappointing God?  His covenant was that he would be with them for all time. The rainbow was its sign, a sign of hope, a reminder to us still today, each time a rainbow appears.  But as humanity so often continues to do, we rebel and n need God’s warnings, each year at this time.  

Scripture:  At that time Jesus said, ”Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life.  Watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things and to stand before the Son of man.  Luke 21:34-35.    Pope Francis. No one can ignore that in recent years we have witnessed extreme weather phenomena, frequent periods of unusual heat, drought, floods and other cries of protest on the part of the earth that are only a few expressions of a silent disease that affects everyone.  LD 5.  Reflect, share, and pray:   How would we rate our family as a righteous one? Would God use us as he used Noah?  Are we heeding the warnings, even taking note of the rainbow as a sign?