Friday, December 2, 2016

Jesse Tree - Day 2: Adam and Eve

Our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History. 

Jesse Trees follow the same general outline but I've found they are widely varied in some of the details. Some may have one day for Moses, others may spend 4 days on different aspects of his life. I'll be following the basic outline but, therefore, using my own discretion in a few spots.

My sources for days and symbols are Catholic CultureLoyola PressFaith Magazine, and A few beads short.  

Day 2: Adam and Eve

Symbols: tree, man, woman


The Creation of Eve, Sistine Chapel, fresco Michelangelo, 
a "spandrel" in the Ancestors of Christ series.
"Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh..."

Yes. Anyone who has ever fallen in love knows that feeling. After such loneliness in not having even one other person like himself, how great must have been Adam's joy.

I know the statue below is entitled Paradise Lost, but I like the touching tenderness of Adam and Eve as a couple.



Thierry Caro, Le Paradis perdu (Paradise lost), 
une sculpture de Jean Gautherin conservée par la Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, à Copenhague, 2007.
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Via Wikipedia

2 comments:

  1. I'm doing something similar for the 3 or 4 people who read my blog, LOL. I like your pictures better.

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  2. Oh, but yours is much more thoughtful ... and you began when you're supposed to. I'll have to put a link for everyone. :-)

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