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A Titanic Metaphor

Fr. Bill writes:

On April 15th, 1912, in the early hours of the morning, the luxury liner the ‘Titanic‘ hit an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Of the 2240 passengers and crew aboard the vessel, 1514 died that night. One of the main problems was that the vessel did not have near enough life boats. When inquiries happened as to why more life boats were not available, the main reasons were that the builders had such great faith in the technology of the time and had such great faith in the strength of the vessel, that they thought it unnecessary to have the needed number of lifeboats to accommodate the entire manifest of passengers and crews. When the lifeboats were launched that night, many were two thirds full. After the Titanic sank, all but two of the boats went back to pick up any survivors whose groans could be heard in the now stillness of the night. Many died that night of hypothermia in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic. While many would not be able to be saved, some could have been, but as the majority of lifeboats stayed away, we will never know who would have survived after being pulled out of the water.
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