” Then Rebekah and her maids started out; they mounted their camels and followed the man. Meanwhile Isaac had gone from Beer-lahai-roi and was living in the region of the Negeb. In his love for her Isaac found solace after the death of his mother Sarah. Commentary This text is but a piece of a larger story riddled with challenged relationships, unlikely children, and unforeseen circumstances.
Key to the story is Abraham’s total faith that God will provide and guide. Landing in Canaan at a very old age, his barren wife Sarah remarkably gives birth to their son, Isaac.
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.
As Catholics we do not look to the Bible’s creation story for biological truths.
This text is used every year to begin the Easter Vigil.
New life, seen and unseen, will abound for married couples who view their relationship as a mirror of God’s ongoing act of creation.
A reading from the Book of Genesis -24 The Lord God said: “It is not good for the man to be alone.
God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.
Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.” God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good. Commentary The Bible’s first book, Genesis, contains not one, but two episodes of creation.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.