• Male and female he created them… and whoops!

    Mario Gerada

    One of the quotes frequently used when discussing gender and sexual orientation matters – which always includes a discussion about unions and marriage, is the first creation narrative, often quoted very solemnly, “… male and female he created them…”, and for those who believe, this is a serious and foundational ...

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  • G-d, exile and other (complicated) relationships

    Mario Gerada

    The first creation narrative the book of Genesis offers us is a very pretty story, yet one creation narrative was not enough for Scripture. While the first story is very beautiful, it is in the second narrative that we read about loneliness, conflict, manipulation, temptation and relationship tensions between the ...

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  • Third day musings

    Mario Gerada

    “The garden is the only living art work that men can do, and in which the walker enters an experience that transforms him by returning to his own origins.” Fernando Caruncho Like our bodies, plants don’t lie. And yet, many of us seem to have been completely disconnected from that ...

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