Homily for Feb. 15th, 2017: Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22.
Our first reading today, from the eighth chapter of the book Genesis, tells how Noah and those with him in the
, experienced the close of the great
flood. This gives me an opportunity to tell you about something that landed in
my e-mail in-box many years ago. It was entitled: Ark
“Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. There were snails were on the ark, as well as greyhounds.
NINE: Remember, the
was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. Ark
TEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.