Numinous

Building Arks

Original version posted on: May 5, 2017
Photo attribution: Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute

“Predicting rain doesn’t count. Building arks does.” – Warren Buffett

Last week, prior to attending FILO in Chicago I drove from New Jersey to Charlottesville Virginia to attend my son’s graduation (with a Master’s degree) from UVA.  My drive took me directly past some of the towns in Maryland which were tragically flooded recently.

It is my hope that those in need are receiving the help they require.

It is weather like this which reminds me of Warren Buffett’s statement. I wonder, if God through Noah had only warned of the coming flood, what good is that? Love is shown only through the fabrication, provision and the opportunity to be rescued by the Ark.

As a technical artist (in church or elsewhere) I am called to be a problem solver, not just a problem warner. My job is to build Arks, not just predict rain.

Tom D'Angelo
Tom D'Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for the last thirty-eight years. He has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award (Best Director category) and has been part of various teams that have been nominated and won national Emmy's. As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.