Building Arks

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

Recently I drove from New Jersey to Charlottesville Virginia to attend my son’s graduation from UVA.  My drive took me directly past some of the towns in Maryland which were recently tragically flooded .

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 would that have been? 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.

The original version was published May 5, 2017.  Photo attribution – Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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