Dec 18, 2009

I didn't know that

The Annunciation by El Greco
I hate to admit my past apathy for the Old Testament, and most notably, the Book of Genesis. This blog will change that indifference over time. What comes to mind today is the issue of Original Sin. Eve, it would seem, was born without Original Sin. Mary also was born without the blemish of sin. The difference between Mary and Eve is their particular use of God - given free will. Mary, the new Eve, chose freely to say yes to God even though there were difficult consequences to that decision. Eve chose to say no to God because of pride. This is just one example of how the Church reads the Bible - typologically. More later. JMJ. Mick