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Gen 3-15

The snake represents the forces of evil while the man and the woman are individuals representative of all humanity. The antipathy between the serpent and humans is to be perpetual (v15). But the human’s superior physical position in striking the snake’s head is understood as humanity’s eventual triumph over evil in Christ (traditionally accepted as the Proto-Evangelium, the first announcement of the gospel).

2 Cor 4:13-5:1

St. Paul, despite experiencing trials and difficulties, is never discouraged because of his faith directing his attention to the end time. He is convinced that the same God who raised Jesus will also raise him and all followers of the Lord (v14).

Mk 3:20-35

The “unforgivable sin” (v29) is to call the work of God evil or to call an emissary of God an agent of Satan. To do so is to reject the reign of God. To belong to it one must become a member of the family of God, accepting and actualizing God’s will (v34f) as Christ did and renouncing all that is evil.

The story in Genesis relates the result of sin’s entrance into man’s life, bringing alienation and division. Yet the account ends with a glimmer of good’s eventual triumph. St. Paul announces as well the ultimate victory over evil being destined to live with God forever. Indeed, the forces of satan are still in our midst. We can fight it only with Christ our Lord by standing by his side, continually hearing God’s words, and doing his will. Amen!

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