The readings for October 7 are:

First Reading – Genesis 2:18-24
Second Reading – Hebrews 2:9-11
Gospel – Mark 10:2-16

There is the original way of things.

There is the historical reality that we are in right now.

Then there is the eschatological reality, a sign of what is to come. Jesus is not going to fail in redeeming us. He is going to redeem and restore us to him.

He will restore unity again.