They offer differing details, and each contains unique riches.In this offering from the first chapter, human life is the crowning jewel of all cosmic things, made on the sixth day after the earth, sky, water, plants, and animals.Peace in societies today begins with spouses participating in God’s desire of ordered harmony among all living things.This text is used every year to begin the Easter Vigil.
There are 9 options from the Old Testament for the first reading at a Nuptial Mass.
Yet even with an abundance of natural life surrounding the man, something fundamental is lacking.
This passage highlights the importance of human relationships, and the need for a strong society – one that begins with men and women in committed, mutually loving relationships.
(In an ancient language, one word meant both “rib” and “life.”) From the ‘man’ comes ‘wo-man’.
This passage leads one to ponder a deeper, spiritual truth.