God’s first description of the family
Genesis 1: 26-31
And he said: Let us make man to our image and
likeness: and let him have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the
fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping
creature that moveth upon the earth.
And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that move upon the earth.
And God said: Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed upon the earth, and all trees that have in themselves seed of their own kind, to be your meat: And to all the beasts of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to all that move upon the earth, and wherein there is life, that they may have to feed upon. And it was so done.
And God saw all the things that he had made, and they were very good
At the afternoon meeting Natural Family Planning in London, Dr Olive Duddy reminded us of the description of His creation of mankind, and the way in which He blesses mankind and gives us our fertility as set out in Genesis 1: 26-31.