February 10.  Jeanette smiled to herself and thought, “Funny that. God made the man first but she was the one who took the initiative and fed him the apple. That is certainly still her lot and being a good cook, making attractive dishes is a pleasure that many women, but men too, do enjoy.  It must have been quite a temptation to look at a most desirable tree of fruit.  Isn’t that how it generally is with temptation, you wouldn’t feel tempted if something wasn’t attractive?“  What about animals and plants and how they make choices? Plants are certainly designed to attract bees and other pollinators.   

Scripture: 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. We must never forget that our human equilibrium is fragile; there is a part of us that resists real human growth, and any moment it can unleash the most primitive and selfish tendencies.  AL 157   Reflect, share, act and pray.