Did you ever wonder what life would be like if Adam and Eve had not sinned? They were in a place that God had created for all of us. It must have been beautiful. But I also think how tragic sin is. Whether they label Adam’s sin and Eve’s pride, a turning away from God, disobedience, wanting to be our own god, or something else, that beautiful place created for us was lost. And lost forever. Then I try to imagine if Adam and Eve have experienced the pain of remorse? Did they understand at that time what had been lost?
The reading from Roman’s is clear, everything was lost through the sin of one man, the first man. St. Paul immediately points out that through Jesus we have been redeemed. Jesus is seen as the new Adam, the first to reconcile with God. And we, who are in Christ, have also been redeemed. He has opened the doors to eternal life and forgiveness for us. What joy we should experience in this that was once lost. Thank you, Lord.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen