It is 19th February 2019. The readings are from Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; and the Gospel from Mark 8:14-21. God is capable of punishing us when we sin as God cannot stop rewarding us and fill us with blessings whenever we do good. The readings suggest the frustration of God and Jesus on humanity and the way we have failed to put our trust in God than on wrong people and environment. Are our minds slippery than steady and dull than drastic? In the first reading, we reflect the anger of God on the constant attraction of humanity towards sin and God’s extreme response in the story of Noah. The responsorial Psalm praises, “The Lord will bless God’s people with peace.” (Ps.28:11). The Gospel invites us to strengthen our faith in Jesus. As long as we rely and trust in God, we will be blessed by God. Let us not engage in frustrating God and eventually losing sight of God in our lives. Whatever the human condition and challenges for spiritual life, we need to trust God more than anything that is created. Even though God does not have human way of feelings and emotions, yet by our sins we make our God hold something against us and to without the blessings God so dearly wish to impart on us. May we have a serious look at our life to please God than to be punished by God through our sinful living. We need to deal with the yeast of the soul that corrupts the relationship with God. May you have a good day.