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Sunday, March 18, 2012
A Thought for a Sunday Morning
I read recently about a different interpretation of the Adam and Eve story and the loss of paradise on earth. In this version, paradise is not lost because God expels Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Instead, paradise is lost because, in disobeying God, Adam and Eve expel God from paradise. The state of the planet ever since--the focus on materialistic things over spirituality--reflects our rejection of the Divine. Paradise may be regained by inviting the Divine back into our lives. The Kingdom of Heaven is already here. It was never gone. We just keep looking for it in all the wrong ways.