Sunday’s first reading is about sin. The original sin.
If asked what the original sin was, most of us would say something about Adam and Eve. Or apples. Maybe even disobeying God.
Okay, but what was the actual sin? That is, looking at the classic list of the seven deadlies (greed, envy, sloth, etc.), which one of those was the first sin?
It’s the original sin. Not just because it happened first. But because it prepares the way for all of the other sins.
When it comes to separating us from God, it’s the oldest trick in the book.
The fact that it upsets people when you bring it up? It means that it still works.
More on this tomorrow.