THURSDAY OF THE FIFTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 14, 2019


For the full reading of the gospel:

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A reading from the Book of Genesis 2:18-25

....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. The man and his wife were both naked, yet they felt no shame.

Reflection:

Today is more commonly known as "Valentine's Day" for couples with Cupid's arrows flying everywhere. It is also known as "Single Awareness Day" for those who are not in a relationship. Why is that?

Saints Cyril, Methodius and Valentine are all priests. Would it be more logical to be celebrating priests today? Should we not learn from them about love? They are celebrants of love after all.

According to the first reading, God made woman for man and man clings onto his wife. Is that the case today? Do we appreciate each other how God intended for us today?

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