Advent Day 2: Adam & Eve

Ornament: Adam & Eve

2014-11-30 13.38.04

Bible Passage: Gen 2:7-9; 18-24

Short Version (for Tots):

Then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

The LORD God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him. So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. The LORD God then built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman.

Full Version:

Then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. The LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and placed there the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the LORD God made grow every tree that was delightful to look at and good for food, with the tree of life in the middle of the garden and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The LORD God said: It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suited to him. So the LORD God formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each living creature was then its name.

The man gave names to all the tame animals, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none proved to be a helper suited to the man. So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. The LORD God then built the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman. When he brought her to the man, the man said:

“This one, at last, is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
This one shall be called ‘woman,’
for out of man this one has been taken.”

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.

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Reflection:

Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof.”

– Matthew 8:8

Each time we go to Mass, we pray these words before we receive Holy Communion. The words are from Matthew’s Gospel, when the Centurion begged for Christ to come to his home and heal his servant. The Centurion knew that Jesus was the Messiah and that having Him enter his house was a sacred request to make.

Do we think of how Christ’s presence in our lives is so important? Each time we pray, do we just say the words of the prayer, or do we really think about what we are saying to God? Are we respectful of God’s house when we enter the church, knowing that Jesus is present in the Eucharist? During Advent, take special care to pray from your heart and keep in mind how special it is to be in God’s house each time you visit church!

Let us pray…

Precious Jesus,

Thank You for the gift of You! I am so happy to have You as my Savior and Lord.

Help me each day to pray my prayers well and keep You in mind in all that I say and do throughout the day.

Amen.


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