I am aware that The Church allows us to accept Evolution or Creationism and that Catholics are not obliged to see the creation as taking place in 6 literal days. I know we are given some flexibility when it comes to interpreting the creation story of Genesis in order to accommodate Evolution.
However, I am wondering how Catholics who accept Evolution handle the following verses:
"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them, and rested on the seventh day: therefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it."
"Between me and the children of Israel, and a perpetual sign. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and in the seventh he ceased from work."
This seems to lock things into a literal six day creation model, no? It points back to the six days of Genesis and appears to exclude any non-literal interpretation. The first is said by God while he is giving the ten commandments and Exodus narrates historical events, so I don’t think it can be seen as allegory.
What do fellow Catholics who accept Evolution think about these verses?