So recently I’ve been contemplative about certain aspects about the Bible, especially the Creation story with Adam and Eve. A lot of us have read that story or heard about it so many times, it’s like we can recite it. But can we really?
Let me ask you a question: Have you read the book of Genesis? If not, you totally should because it’s great.
Anyway, my focus is on Adam and Eve. Everyone knows what happened. God made Adam. God made Eve from Adam’s rib. The serpent appeared and tempted Adam and Eve and they fell from grace and God kicked them out of the garden of Eden.
I want you to stop and think for a second. Aren’t we all Adam and Eve almost every single day? God created us using the dirt from the earth and from His breath. God has given us everything we could have ever wanted. Adam and Eve were in paradise. They probably talked with God frequently and learned from Him. They probably played hide and seek or played in rivers and lakes together and was just….happy. Adam and Eve had everything. But then comes the tempter. Satan. He makes Eve doubt God and His goodness. But here’s the thing: Satan lead her into temptation but it was Eve who chose to do it.
Don’t we do that? Satan leads us into temptation but we are the ones who choose to do it. After a while, we are sort of used to sinning and falling into sin like it’s normal. That becomes extremely dangerous because then we unknowingly fall into being in love with sin, which is what God detests.
How many times did you purposely sin for your own pleasure and forget about God? How many times were you selfish? How many times did you want more because you felt like God wasn’t keeping His promises for you? What is leading you to sin?
If you’re Catholic, you should know the difference between venial and mortal sin.
“Mortal sin destroys charity in the heart of man by a grave violation of God’s law; it turns man away from God, who is his ultimate end and his beatitude, by preferring an inferior good to him. Venial sin allows charity to subsist, even though it offends and wounds it”. – CCC 1855
Mortal sin is a much serious offense than venial sin and there are three conditions that make certain sins mortal: “For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must together be met: ‘mortal sin is sin who object is grave matter and which is also committed with full knowledge and deliberate consent'”. CCC 1857.[No tags for this post.]