Meditation: God exists eternally as a communion of three persons. He created us in His image, so we too desire to be in relationship with other people. The most foundational society of all is the family. Cities are made up of many families and the Church is a spiritual family. In fact, the whole human race is one family with Adam and Eve as our forefather and foremother. When God created Eve for Adam, He began to build up the human family so it could fill the whole Earth.
Psalm verse: Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Lo, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. (Ps 128:1-4)
Prayer: Thank you, O Lord, for the gift of marriage and family.
Scripture: Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” So out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for the man there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh. (Gen 2:18-24)