February 12.   Grandad mused, “The search for knowledge and wisdom is in itself not bad, surely. That is how God created us, but is there still some internal flaw that made the first people want power and to be like God?  Was that then, and it is still now our greatest weakness and original sin.  The devil found that chink in our armour but I believe that temptation doesn’t just come from the devil but from within ourselves too.  I don’t blame the devil for every temptation.”  When the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was a delight to the eyes and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruits and ate and she also gave some to her husband and he ate. Gen 3:1-8.

Pope Francis: The creation accounts suggest that human life is grounded in three fundamental and closely intertwined relationships: with God, with our neighbour and with the earth itself.   According to the Bible these have been broken, both outwardly and within us. This rupture is sin.  LS66