The building of the Tower of Babel was the work of pride. The builders aimed at constructing something according to their own ideas, and thus resist the guidance of God. When the children of Noe had become very numerous, the proudest and most experienced among them met to resolve upon this execution of some work so great and so strong as to be the wonder of all ages to come and cause the builders to be spoken of as the most skillful, the most powerful of men. They thought not of God, they sought only their own glory. Had it been otherwise, as I was distinctly told, God would have allowed their undertaking to succeed.
- Venerable Catherine Anne Emmerich, The Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical RevelationsImagine we are back at the scene--the city of Babel. God has just poured out the confusion of tongues upon all of the men of that country. For the first time, men no longer speak a single language.
Imagine such a scene. Imagine the ancient people of the land of Shinar acting like the citizens of Ninevah. The entire population of the City of Babel would be repenting and praying for forgiveness.
The different groups of men would perhaps feel a strong pull in some direction: the East, the South, or even far away to the Northwest. Perhaps the leaders among the various groups had visions of angels urging them to take their new tribes away to distant climes. Yet, these Mesopatamians first would pray, fast, and beg God for mercy.
"God! Creator of the Universe! We beg you for your forgiveness! Do not separate us from our other brothers and sisters! Please do not exile us to the far extremes of the world!"
Finally, the time would come when the Nation of Babel would restart the Tower project. They would erect it so high, that the thin atmosphere at its peak would render breathing difficult. An entire day or more would be spent trying to reach its summit. The completed project would be mankind's ultimate tribute to God. Instead of being a challenge to the Almighty, the Tower of Babel would be an outward sign of Man's devotion to Him. Like a cathedral with the tallest arches, the Tower of Babel would reach like a spire into the Heavens, reflecting Man's conception of the enormous majesty of his Creator.
As the nation ages, and the citizens become more of a unified and singular people, sharing a mother tongue once more becomes a reality. There are no tribal divisions within their society, nor does anyone seek to remember how they were once divided from each other. The "confusion of the tongues" that God allowed is remembered more as a cultural nightmare and a legendary spook story to frighten children and scare people from discord.
Men enlarged the majesty of their land in honor of the God of the Universe who united them all. They drove into the future, exceeding the advancements of the most technological civilizations, together and in unison with the will of their Father in Heaven. There were no other tribes, no other nations, and there was never any subversive element to their society.
Theirs was a universal global kingdom, and all of the people were united in an actual and truly holy brotherhood of mankind, far into the future until the day came when God returned to walk among men once more. They all lived happily ever after.