Second Monday of Advent
"Then God said to Noah: ‘Go out of the ark, together with your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives. Bring out with you every living thing that is with you...and let them abound on the earth, and be fertile and multiply on it.” Gen. 8:15-17
Reflection: God purges the unimaginable evil covering the world through a flood which is a preview of baptism. Noah is righteous because He chooses the Lord before everything else, and he calls upon His name. Prayer: God our Father, You sheltered Your beloved servant Noah and his family in the ark, a prefigurement of the Church. May we take refuge in the true Ark as the world churns and surges outside. Amen.