Lenten Reflections Week 3 Day 3


When the flood came, Noah took representatives of every creature upon the earth into the ark. The ark became a microcosm, a miniature version, of the whole creation. This is a symbol of the Church, which is itself a microcosm of the whole world. Rather than being made up of different kinds of animals though, it is made up of different kinds of humans, from every culture and from every walk of life. Therefore, in the virtue of justice, we should never judge a fellow Catholic just because they are different from us.

Reading: Gen 7:6-9

Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth. And Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him went into the ark, to escape the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded Noah.


O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.

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