Readings for 1st Sunday in Lent
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; and Matthew 4: 1-11
Tuesday 28 February
The story of the Garden of Eden apple is interesting on many levels.
Look at it this way, when we take time to consume and digest we are able to grow and become wiser. The ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ symbolises a moment beyond innocence when we begin to be self aware. For humans that is a time when all the food of our earliest years, all the care given to us, all the knowledge and teaching we are invested with, and yes, even our spiritual nurturing, blossom.
So what for the future? What Lenten consumption will draw you closer to God and wiser in your knowledge and understanding of God?
Prayer: Day by day, Dear Lord, three things I pray. To see thee more clearly, love thee more dearly and follow thee more nearly day by day. Amen