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The coronavirus outbreak is like a Noah’s Flood

Contributions: Catholic Bishops Commission for Catechetics
Translation: Suzanna Joseph

If we refer to the Holy Bible, we come to know when human nature becomes evil, then God hands us over to the power of the devil and sends troubles upon us. He shows us he is offended by our disobedience. “But to show you my power I have let you live so that my fame might spread over the whole world.” (Exodus 9:16)

Our condition today is not much different from Noah’s time. We study in Holy Bible “When the LORD saw how wicked everyone on earth was and how evil their thoughts were all the time, he was sorry that he had ever made them and put them on the earth. He was so filled with regret that he said, I will wipe out these people I have created, and also the animals and the birds, because I am sorry that I made any of them.” (Genesis 6:7).

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Immeasurable sinfulness invites God’s wrath, manifesting today as Corona virus. It dooms thousands of people to death, and millions infected. There is no vaccine. God loathes us, and he is now determined to ruin us.
He is unhappy with our prayers and petitions. The virus has locked people out of places of worship. Nations have closed their borders to each other. Parents and grandparents cannot embrace their children. It has shunned relatives. Patients are dying in isolation. If this is not a punishment from God, then what is?

Similar to Noah’s time, God’s earth today is filled with oppression. When Noah gave God’s message that the earth would flood because of people’s sins. They did not take him seriously; they laughed at him. Even today, people do not acknowledge God and give up their wicked ways. Stocking up on dry goods and causing a severe shortage of clinical masks, hand sanitizers, and dettol. Profit seekers shamelessly spike prices. Such people have no conscience and think they are the only ones who may live.

Perturbed Governments by people’s behaviour are taking all necessary measurements to protect them. But people are flouting these precautions. Instead, they are seeking to take this as an opportunity for vacations.

Still, if people do not turn from their self-centered ways, then it will be difficult to outlive this storm. May God have mercy on all of us.

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