Sunday’s first reading is the turning point in the story of Adam and Eve. The moment when God confronts them with their sin. Their actions, and their response, set a pattern.
Not just for themselves. But for everyone who will come after them. So much so, that it’s pretty much the point of the entire Old Testament when you put it in TL;DR form.
Seeing it stripped down to the basics like this makes us laugh. But it’s a knowing laugh. Because it’s true.
Not just for people in Bible times. But for you and me, here and now.
Not just for the general sense of human history. But for our personal histories, yours and mine.
It’s a knowing laugh. Because it’s a picture of you and me. Trying to do it on our own. Without God.
More on this tomorrow.