Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

After sparing only Noah and animals in an ark, God made the rainbow a sign of His promise never to so decimate the world again. Instead of glorifying God, people vainly decided to make a name for themselves by building a city with a sky-high tower. God confused their language. Unable to communicate with each other, the people abandoned the city of Babel and scattered. Recognizing Jesus as the Christ, Peter did not want to hear about our Savior’s impending suffering and death. The Transfiguration of the Lord gave Peter, James, and John a glimpse of His heavenly glory, but it did not prevent immediate grief, confusion, and fear upon the Lord’s Crucifixion. Only a wide-angle view lets us perceive the glory of a rainbow. When we want a sign from God, do we narrow our focus too much to see it?