Easter: Flesh and Blood

And the human said:

This one at last, bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh…

- excerpted from Genesis 4, from The Five Books of Moses, translated by Robert Atler

And the Lord said to Cain:

Why are you incensed
and why is your face fallen?

For whether you offer well,
or whether you do not,
at the tent flap sin crouches
and for you it is longing
but you will rule over it

And He said, “What have you done? Listen! your brother’s blood cries out from the soil that gaped with its mouth to take your brother’s blood from your hand.

And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is too great to bear. Now that You have driven me from this soil and I must hide from Your presense, I shall be a restless wanderer on the earth and whoever finds me will kill me.”

And the Lord said to him, “Therefore whoever kils Cain shall suffer sevenfold vengence.” And the Lord set a mark upon Cain so that whoever found him would not slay him.”

- excerpted from Genesis 4, from The Five Books of Moses, translated by Robert Atler

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.

“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

- The Gospel of Mark 14, from the New International Version.

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