Yesterday we learned that God made the world and it was good. Today we learned that Adam and Eve didn't know how to leave well enough alone. They were tempted. They succumbed. They blamed others. Ah - the human condition as we know it got started.
The readings today were: Genesis 3:3-6, 9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 and Romans 5:12, 14-15.
The new testament readings reminded us that death was brought into the world by Adam and Eve, but that Jesus came and gave us eternal life. A cycle was complete.
An interesting thought to go along with this. Adam and Eve apparently walked with God in the garden. (They really didn't know how good they had it). They were banished from the Garden - and separated from God.
When Jesus came people were able to walk with God again. (And again, people didn't know how good they had it.)
Our symbols for today are an apple and a snake (that snake is pretty cute, I can see being convinced of something by that snake.) I'll try to post these earlier in the day in case any one wants to use our readings or ideas to do their own tree.