Today is a big day. It’s actually a really big day. It probably doesn’t seem like much but it is. It’s about beginnings and endings. A long time ago, in a garden far far away, God made Adam and Eve. It was our beginning. From them, all humanity came. At first, everything was perfect, peaceful, and holy. Humanity was in harmony with God and nature. And it was good.
But then something happened. The first parents went along with Satan and fell away from God. They disobeyed and something else began: sin. It’s a dirty little word but that’s a good name for it because that is what it does. It makes us spiritually dirty. It stains us and it’s a stain that lasts! Sin didn’t stay with just them, it was passed down to those who came after them. Original sin became like a “spiritual gene”. Those who came after Adam and Eve, were now going to be born without grace. Every child God created, baby after baby after baby, for thousands of years, was condemned to be born with Original sin. They would be born into the kingdom of darkness. They would be born disordered spiritually. You can almost hear Satan say, “That one’s mine, and that one, and that one….they are all mine!”