Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Lesson of Our First Parents: The Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Although I'm taking a few days of vacation, I still wanted to share my reflection on this Sunday's Readings, especially as we enter into the Synod on the Family on October 4.

The Creation of Eve
by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel

As Pope Francis observed in Saturday’s Festival of Families, however, “Man and woman, through the astuteness of the devil, learned to separate themselves from one another. And all the love that God gave was almost lost. In a brief period of time, the first crimes, the first fratricide, brother killed a brother; the first war.” Damage was done and the beauty and simplicity of that first relationship was lost. But that wasn’t the end of the story.

To read the full reflection, click here.

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