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THE CREATION STORIES.  SCV.01 explain the relationship between Scripture and Divine Revelation (CCC §51- 141);  SCV.03 describe the development of oral.

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1 THE CREATION STORIES

2  SCV.01 explain the relationship between Scripture and Divine Revelation (CCC § );  SCV.03 describe the development of oral and written traditions in Scripture using historical, literary and critical approaches;  SCV.04 demonstrate a familiarity with and an ability to retell key biblical narratives that illustrate God’s faithful covenant relationship with a chosen people and the community’s response to this relationship;  SCV.05 express connections between the relationships described in biblical events and their own life experiences.  PFV.04 consider how religious faith is shaped by human experience  PSV.01 use a variety of prayer forms to enrich and express personal and communal spirituality (CCC § , );  I will describe how creation is an act of love by identifying the main parts of the stories and the messages they share.

3 THE CREATION STORIES  At its best, the creative act is a loving act.  When we bring new life into the world, the sexual act is designed to be loving (the Church’s teaching on sexuality suggests that sex is only ‘sinful’ when it is not loving);  When God created the world, his action of creation – the word – was absolutely loving.  The study of where we come from is called aetiology.

4 THE CREATION STORIES  Humanity has always tried to understand from where and whence it came: who or what made us, how are we loved, how are we called to live…  Each culture has its own stories:  The Aboriginees:  The Egyptians:  The Zulu:  The Navajo: overview&list=UUPZk9k2aStBpN_7RXJHGddA overview&list=UUPZk9k2aStBpN_7RXJHGddA

5 THE CREATION STORIES  Humanity has always tried to understand from where and whence it came: who or what made us, how are we loved, how are we called to live…  Each culture has its own stories:  What do you notice about the stories?  What might be similar to what you think creation was like?  What might be different?

6 THE CREATION STORIES  When we read scripture, we read it contextually looking for three things…  We find two creation stories in the book of Genesis. Genesis appears first but was actually written fifth after Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. It is the Jewish people remembering their oral history.  Read the first with a partner: 1.1 – 2.3  What happens? 7 things  What is the consistent pattern for each day? 5 things  What is the consistent pattern for the week? 3 things

7 THE CREATION STORIES  Read the first with a partner: 1.1 – 2.3  What happens? 1. Light and dark 2. Water above and below 3. Water below and land 4. Sun, moon, stars 5. Birds and fish 6. Animals and people 7. Blessing and rest  What is the consistent pattern for each day? 5 things  What is the consistent pattern for the week? 3 things

8 THE CREATION STORIES  Read the first with a partner: 1.1 – 2.3  What happens?  What is the consistent pattern for each day? 5 things 1. Introduces the day 2. Expresses a command 3. Obeys the command 4. Rejoices at the result 5. Identifies the day  What is the consistent pattern for the week? 3 things

9 THE CREATION STORIES  Read the first with a partner: 1.1 – 2.3  What happens?  What is the consistent pattern for each day? 5 things  What is the consistent pattern for the week? 3 things 1. Separation 2. Population 3. Celebration

10 THE CREATION STORIES  The patterns in the story make it easy to remember.  This would have been an oral history, a tale told from generation to generation explaining God’s loving creation of God’s people.  It taught the people several things:  There is only one God;  God has a plan for creation (including humanity);  God made everything essentially good;  God made the Sabbath holy.

11 THE CREATION STORIES  Read the second story with a partner:  What compliments the first story?  Does anything contradict the first story?  What 3 things might the second story add to the first:

12 THE CREATION STORIES  Read the second story with a partner:  What compliments the first story?  Does anything contradict the first story?  What 3 things might the second story add to the first: 1. Humanity is intimately formed by God (earth and breath) 2. Humanity receives power from God (names and stewardship) 3. Humanity is made to be in relationship (intimacy and equality)

13 THE CREATION STORIES  Select one of the following activities to consolidate the learning:  With a partner, write a script describing the first conversation between Adam and Eve: what would they be thinking about? Reflect the three things we learn from their creation. What might they say about or to God?  Write a prayer that thanks God for creation: show gratitude and say what you have learned. How does creation remind us of God and/or God’s love? What picture, image, photograph might you add to the flip side of the prayer?


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