Flooding continues after Hurricane Florence hits North Carolina
While the battle to confirm Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh rages, the flooding in North Carolina continues. At this point, Christine Ford, Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser, does not wish to testify at a Senate Hearing against him. Ms. Ford has alleged that the Judge attacked her at a party when they were teenagers.
Last week’s Hurricane Florence was a great tragedy, and several families are now grieving in sorrow at the loss of their loved ones. As Americans we ought to help the survivors as best we can and console them. If we can’t help them materially, we should at least pray the rosary for them.
Why does God Allow Natural Disasters?
Despite what the media says, weather does not come from Mother Nature, because Mother Nature does not exist. God is the Creator of our planet and it is He that rules the weather, regardless of what the Weather Channel and climate change promoters say.
St. Thomas Aquinas taught that even the elements are offended by our sins, and would turn and attack us if Almighty God did not restrain them. The Catholic Church teaches us that everything that happens to us, the good, and what we call bad, comes from God.
For example, let us suppose that we are robbed. God does not will sin, but has decided it would be best for us to not have the money that we are carrying anymore. “The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord,” says Job in the Bible.
Thus, we ought to give thanks for everything that happens to us, because the Bible also instructs us to give thanks and praise in all things, not just when things turn out to our liking. We should also enter into ourselves, purge our lives from sin, pray the rosary, do what we can to prevent future natural calamities from destroying our homes (concrete houses, raised foundations), and pray to God for help.
The Catholic Church teaches and preaches that there are 4 abominations: willful murder (including abortion and euthanasia), the sin of Sodom, oppressing the poor, and depriving workers of just wages. These are sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, and thus draw down the wrath of God.
Abortion and euthanasia are willful murder, and we have allowed the sin of Sodom to flourish. As tragic as the recent weather has been, we must turn to God and stop sinning if we want Him to help us.
The Catholic Church teaches that God allows natural disasters to persuade us to stop sinning and come back to Him. Let us respond to these tragedies by helping those afflicted by them and ending abortion and other abominations.