Tuesday, February 14, 2017


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 Ark, 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:

“Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark.

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 Ark.

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 Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.

TEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.