February 14, 2019

Genesis 2: 18- 25

2:18The Lord God also said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. Let us make a helper for him similar to himself.”
2:19Therefore, the Lord God, having formed from the soil all the animals of the earth and all the flying creatures of the air, brought them to Adam, in order to see what he would call them. For whatever Adam would call any living creature, that would be its name.
2:20And Adam called each of the living things by their names: all the flying creatures of the air, and all the wild beasts of the land. Yet truly, for Adam, there was not found a helper similar to himself.
2:21And so the Lord God sent a deep sleep upon Adam. And when he was fast asleep, he took one of his ribs, and he completed it with flesh for it.
2:22And the Lord God built up the rib, which he took from Adam, into a woman. And he led her to Adam.
2:23And Adam said: “Now this is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh. This one shall be called woman, because she was taken from man.”
2:24For this reason, a man shall leave behind his father and mother, and he shall cling to his wife; and the two shall be as one flesh.
2:25Now they were both naked: Adam, of course, and his wife. And they were not ashamed.

Mark 7: 24- 30

7:24And rising up, he went from there to the area of Tyre and Sidon. And entering into a house, he intended no one to know about it, but he was not able to remain hidden.
7:25For a woman whose daughter had an unclean spirit, as soon as she heard about him, entered and fell prostrate at his feet.
7:26For the woman was a Gentile, by birth a Syro-Phoenician. And she petitioned him, so that he would cast the demon from her daughter.
7:27And he said to her: “First allow the sons to have their fill. For it is not good to take away the bread of the sons and throw it to the dogs.”
7:28But she responded by saying to him: “Certainly, Lord. Yet the young dogs also eat, under the table, from the crumbs of the children.”
7:29And he said to her, “Because of this saying, go; the demon has gone out of your daughter.”
7:30And when she had gone to her house, she found the girl lying on the bed; and the demon had gone away.