*f*: Soldier pierces side of Christ

We read in Gen. ii. 21, tbat while Adam was asleep the Lord took a rib from out of his side and with it made a woman; Adam, asleep, is a type of Christ already dead upon the cross, from whose side flowed for us the sacraments when the soldier with a lance, pierced the side of Christ.
We read in Exodus xvii. 6, that when Moses led the people through the desert and they were thirsty from the lack of water, Moses with the rod which he held in his hand smote a rock; and there gushed water in great abundance as if from an abyss. This unavenged [wounded] rock or stone signifies Christ, who for Us poured forth healing waters--to wit, the sacraments--from His side when on the cross He suffered it to be pierced by the soldier's lance.
Ps. lxix. 26 And they talk to the grief of those whom Thou hast wounded Zech. xiii. 6 What are these wounds in Thy hands?
Image: The Creation of Eve
Image: The Crucifixion. Longinus.
Image: Moses strikes the rock
As the first woman proceeded from the side of the man As water from the rock struck by Moses signifies Christ
Lam. i. 12 O you who pass by, behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto My sorrow Amos viii. 9 In that day I will cause the sun to go down at noon; I will darken the earth in the clear day.
So hence water came forth with blood from the side of Christ