• Comparing the present time with those times in which God decided to extinguish corrupted humanity through the flood, Pope Francis recently recalled that, in those eras, there was still a just man on Earth and, therefore, God reconsidered his decision and helped Noah building an ark to save his creation. The pope added that Noah, due to his advanced age, would have gathered, in the eyes of God, enough wisdom to guide the survivors to follow better paths and, in this sense, he appealed to the elderly to follow the example of the patriarch and not to omit in the face of the catastrophes of today’s world.The point is that, in current times, “older” people could have been those who, when they were younger, in the vigor of years, not only omitted themselves, but agreed with the state of affairs that triggered the terrible political, economic, social, cultural and environmental “floods” of our time.