The readings in this last week of Ordinary Time before Lent come from Genesis. I know some people, you may think that it’s all rather unscientific, not very Darwinian, but it is sheer poetry.
Poetry makes up for a lot in life. It may not be the literal truth, but it points to the literality of truth.
God said “Let the waters teem with living creatures and let birds fly above the earth within the vault of Heaven.” (Genesis 1:20-2-4)