Memorial of Saints Cyril and Methodius
February 14, 2017
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10
Human sinfulness persisted. Human beings were continuously and almost universally decadent.
God was disgusted with what He had created and planned to wipe out humanity and the rest of creation as well. However, there was still some bit of good in mankind symbolized by the favor that the Lord found in Noah. In addition, God loved His creation too much to wipe it out simply and universally. Distinctions would be made. Noah and his family would be spared, and the animals in sufficient number to keep their issue alive. Whenever God punishes, there is a dimension of mercy.
It is so still with us. Our world is deeply sinful, yet God continues to show us His kindness and mercy. Praise and thanks be to Him.