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Flesh of my flesh
“The parallel between the first Adam and the new Adam is striking: as from the side of the first Adam, after having cast him into a deep sleep, God draws forth Eve, so also from the side of the new Adam, sleeping the sleep of death on the cross, there is born the new Eve, the Church.
“The astonishment for us lies in the words that we can imagine the new Adam made his own in gazing at the Church: ‘Here at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.’ (Ge 2:23)
“For our having believed in His Word and descended into the waters of Baptism, we have become bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.”
Pope Francis, Desiderio desideravi 14
This is from the pope’s brand new document about the liturgy. It’s wonderful. I’ll be saying more about it later.