Monday, March 4, 2019
Be Fruitful and Multiply
Be fruitful and procreate. This is a line we commonly hear at Mass, but what does it really mean? If we read the bible, we gutter find this line in Genesis, at that moment after idol has created heaven and earth, plants and animals, and Adam and Eve. This sentence is redundant and simple, yet it holds a indistinct meaning.Be fruitful and multiplythis is immortals way of give tongue to us to reproduce, to make children who represent god as we represent Him as we are created after His likeness. In the bible, however, there are certain instances that somehow contradict this lines purpose.Two examples are the tower of Babel and the pharaohs sanctify to gather and eliminate all Hebrew male babies. The tower of Babel was constructed after the Great Flood. Noahs descendants have already multipliedthey have formed a very large family that uses the same language.They have construct the tower to raise themselves to the heavens and seek glory higher than Gods. At such insolence, God punished them by scattering them passim the world and confusing their language. Thereafter, Gods people continue to multiply and be fruitful. However, they started to bear fruits of different natures, different colors, and different tongues.The pharaoh, at the beat of Moses birth, ordered for all male Hebrew babies to be killed and cast to the ocean for fear that, as their population continued to thrive, the Egyptians will be overthrown. This morsel contradicted Gods command of being fruitful and multiplying. However, though this had been the case, Gods words still found its way to being make possible.The Hebrews, led by the grown-up Moses, were able to break free from the Egyptians oppression. They were able to occur the Promised Land that overflows with milk and honey, and since that time, they were again able to be fruitful and multiply.