verse 24: For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
These verses about the creation of woman from man are sort of difficult for me. The creation part is clear, but the role of the woman in the life of the man is not 100% clear to me. It is true, at some point in his young life a man is ready to leave his home and his parents. But it is not always a woman who helps him to be ready to leave. Some never marry. And some women never marry, but most end up leaving their parents’ home. I think for me it is enough to say God knows we work best together, with a helper or helpers, and no one is meant to live their life in isolation.
Holy Father, you created us to need one another and to love one another. Life is different for each of us, but your love for each of us is the same. Help us to encourage each other, to be helpers to one another. We are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Amen