Adam and His Wife

Peter Leithart writes:

Yahweh put Adam into deep-sleep, death-sleep, in the garden.  When he woke he found Eve waiting for him.

So too the last Adam, who does into death-sleep, and whose first sight after waking are the women come to minister to Him.

But there is more: Yahweh put the last Adam into death-sleep in the garden. Like the first Adam, he woke not only to find a woman, but to have a wife: flesh of His flesh, to become one flesh with Him. At every Eucharist, in the Mystical Body, at the wedding feast which has no end.

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