Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Beginning

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 up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man.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 'her 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 flesh. Genesis 2:21-24

Reflection:
How old is the Old Testament? What technology did they have other than death to know of the missing rib in men and where they would find it. God went to great lengths to find a
suitable companion for man. But nowhere does it say that he made another man to be that companion. Or for that matter did he make woman to be a companion to woman. But he made a woman from the rib of a man to be one with the man, just as we are one with God.

No matter how far along we have come since this dawning of birth as part of God's creation, there will always be those who will argue that this is not so. We have the oldest text that tell us the beginning that has been preserved over time. And people want to refute it. But God is very much a huge part of everything, he gave animals to Adam to be named by him. Since we forget that in God's eyes a thousand years are but a day to him, but a lifetime for us. The world is old but young in God's eyes, we are the beginning, middle and end.

We have in in the last century maimed so much of what God has created to suit ourselves and our foolishness. And to think we are supposed to be smart.

3 comments:

Brother Lesser said...

Great posting!

I think we see ourselves today as thursting for ever-increasing knowledge...to the extent that we are in the midst of eating from the "forbidden fruit" to gain the knowledge of (nay, superiority over) God.

Foolish man! We are doomed to repeat ourselves and be once again cast from God's sight...

To quote that great theologian, Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again...

Marie Cecile said...

Than you Brother Lesser,

We have gone beyond the realm...
But as you say too..."out of superiority over God."

Good quote from the "Berra, by the way.

so here's another one of his good insightful quotes

The future ain't what it used to be. -- Yogi Berra

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

As my mentor, the late Gabriel Marcel - philosopher of communion - once said, "When man becomes God, society becomes a termite colony and collapses from within."

We are now seeing the fruit of secular humanism and Godless atheistic humanism The termite colony is about to collapse.