Paul and the prophets like to compare Adam and Christ. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. Christ is the New Adam.
If Christ is the New Adam, Christians have wondered, then who is the New Eve? Catholics have traditionally answered Mary. Some of the early Church Fathers, I am given to understand, answered Mary Magdalene, presumably because they thought she was Christ’s wife.
A few days ago my lovely one made an insightful connection between Adam and Christ.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man
But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water
Both Adam and Christ were wounded in their sides. Out of Adam’s side came the old Eve. Out of the Lord’s side came the blood in which we are born again.
We are the New Eve. Bride of Christ, blood of the Lamb, flesh of His flesh.
What He has joined together, let no man put asunder.
Cross-posted at the Junior Ganymede.