Daily homily thoughts, 2/15

Today we continue to hear from Genesis about Noah and his ark. The ark, said the Fathers, foreshadowed the Church, the “barque of St. Peter.” Just as those who were in the ark were saved from the flood, so, too, those who are in the Church are brought into heaven. We should want the whole world in the boat for that reason. And life is better in the boat, anyway. A sad thing happens when people jump out of the boat, when they leave the Church. Jesus calls us fishers of men, to rescue the lost and sinking, to send out search parties. And to make a serious catch. Here’s a nice piece.