Our reading from Genesis, the Bible’s first book, is today found in chapter 6.
The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, ‘I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created—people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.’ But Noah found favour in the sight of the Lord.
Reflection – God regrets making people, yet delights in Noah. Have you ever wanted to walk away from something you started? What kept you at it?