October 3, 2021

Reading

Genesis 2: 18- 24

2:18 The Lord God also said: “It is not good for the man to be alone. Let us make a helper for him similar to himself.”
2:19 Therefore, 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.
2:20 And 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.
2:21 And 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.
2:22 And the Lord God built up the rib, which he took from Adam, into a woman. And he led her to Adam.
2:23 And 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.”
2:24 For 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.

Second Reading

Hebrews 2: 9- 11

2:9 Yet we understand that Jesus, who was reduced to a little less than the Angels, was crowned with glory and honor because of his Passion and death, in order that, by the grace of God, he might taste death for all.
2:10 For it was fitting for him, because of whom and through whom all things exist, who had led many children into glory, to complete the authorship of their salvation through his Passion.
2:11 For he who sanctifies, and those who are sanctified, are all from One. For this reason, he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying:

Gospel

Mark 10: 2- 16

10:2 And approaching, the Pharisees questioned him, testing him: “Is it lawful for a man to dismiss his wife?”
10:3 But in response, he said to them, “What did Moses instruct you?”
10:4 And they said, “Moses gave permission to write a bill of divorce and to dismiss her.”
10:5 But Jesus responded by saying: “It was due to the hardness of your heart that he wrote that precept for you.
10:6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
10:7 Because of this, a man shall leave behind his father and mother, and he shall cling to his wife.
10:8 And these two shall be one in flesh. And so, they are now, not two, but one flesh.
10:9 Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate.”
10:10 And again, in the house, his disciples questioned him about the same thing.
10:11 And he said to them: “Whoever dismisses his wife, and marries another, commits adultery against her.
10:12 And if a wife dismisses her husband, and is married to another, she commits adultery.”
10:13 And they brought to him the little children, so that he might touch them. But the disciples admonished those who brought them.
10:14 But when Jesus saw this, he took offense, and he said to them: “Allow the little ones to come to me, and do not prohibit them. For of such as these is the kingdom of God.
10:15 Amen I say to you, whoever will not accept the kingdom of God like a little child, will not enter into it.”
10:16 And embracing them, and laying his hands upon them, he blessed them.