Sunday, February 3, 2019

That bright red apple

That bright red apple                                                                               

The great sin in the garden
was not disobedience but doubt –

a lack of faith in the perfection
and benevolence of God.

Sparked by a mortal fear
swiftly it flared into pride

and from there broadened
into resentment, envy, greed . . .

until, in head-swimming fashion,
the hapless couple found themselves

outside the fastened gate,
having to wander the earth

under the burden of their own
willful, intrinsic, self-perpetuating sins.

O child of God!  Still you forsake Eden
for the lure that bright red apple.

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