June 30 – Genesis 9  —  SOMEONE OVER THE RAINBOW

June 30, 2016Daily Reading

“As the bow appears in the clouds, I will see it and recall the everlasting covenant that I have established between God and all living beings — all mortal creatures that are on earth.” —Genesis 9:16 God said to Noah what He had said to Adam: “Be fertile and multiply; abound on earth and subdue … Read More

June 29 – Genesis 8  —  COME, HOLY SPIRIT

June 29, 2016Daily Reading

“Then God remembered Noah and all the animals, wild and tame, that were with him in the ark.” —Genesis 8:1 As in the first creation (1:1), the wind swept “over the earth. The waters began to subside” (8:1), and Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had gone down. The Spirit renewed … Read More

June 27 – Genesis 6  —  SEX, SIN, AND THE FLOOD

June 27, 2016Daily Reading

“He said to Noah: ‘I have decided to put an end to all mortals on earth; the earth is full of lawlessness because of them. So I will destroy them and all life on earth.’ ” —Genesis 6:13 “The sons of heaven had intercourse with the daughters of man, who bore them sons” (6:4). “When … Read More

June 24 – Genesis 5  —  LIFE-STYLE AND DEATH-STYLE

June 24, 2016Daily Reading

“When God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.” —Genesis 5:1 “Adam was one hundred and thirty years old when he begot a son in his likeness, after his image; and he named him Seth.” —Genesis 5:3 Adam’s descendants lived to be almost a thousand years old. Death was not reigning with … Read More

June 23 – Genesis 4  —  ESCALATOR

June 23, 2016Daily Reading

“If Cain is avenged sevenfold, then Lamech seventy-sevenfold.” —Genesis 4:24 With sin comes death and a cycle of more sin and more death (Rm 6:23). The first death in the Bible was the murder of Abel by his own brother, Cain. Lamech escalated the conflict, and death began to reign (Rm 5:17). Prayer: Father, through … Read More

June 22 – Genesis 3  —  PARADISE LOST

June 22, 2016Daily Reading

“So she took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” —Genesis 3:6 Mankind sinned by trying to be a god instead of being in God’s likeness. With sin, we brought into the world death, pain, suffering, lust, shame, and … Read More

June 21 – Genesis 2  —  PARADISE

June 21, 2016Daily Reading

“The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.” —Genesis 2:7 The human person is both made in the image of God and formed from the earth. We are spiritual and material, co-creators and created. We … Read More

June 20 – Genesis 1  —  OUR BEGINNINGS

June 16, 2016Daily Reading

“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.” —Genesis 1:1-2 During the Babylonian exile after the fall of Jerusalem (587 B.C.), the Israelites were shocked that their entire lives had fallen apart. They … Read More