March 2, 2020

Romans 5:12 You know the story of how Adam landed us in the dilemma we’re in—first sin, then death, and no one exempt from either sin or death. (The Message Bible)

It’s high school musical time in my part of the world and one of the shows often done by high schools these days is Into the Woods. One of the songs declares “You move just one finger, say the slightest word, something’s bound to linger- be heard. You are not alone, believe me, no one is alone.” We are not alone, even when we feel most lonely. We are all connected by a common humanity and what we do has consequences for all of that humanity. Another song says “Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell.” The tale referred to in the above verse is that of the fall from Genesis three. It teaches that our interconnection as humans is not just a warm, fuzzy feeling but a condition of rejection to letting God be God, or more simply, sin. In Lent we are asked to take sin seriously. How will you take sin seriously this Lent?

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