Have you ever seen and wondered about the meaning of the rainbow? Today's first reading tells us that it is the covenant God made with Noah where God simply promises that He would never destroy the world by flood again. As you may know, a covenant is a serious commitment or promise between two people or two parties make to each other. It states the eexpectations they have of each other. So in this way God chose to enter into a relationship with His people. He makes all the promises and asks nothing of Noah and his family in return. In the coming weeks we are going to learn that God does have expectations of us. Every time we come to Mass, we renew this covenant God has made with us. Because of our baptism, God promises us salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ, and we commit ourselves to loving and obeying him.
Fr. Alex Ureña