[image by corita kent]
thinkings on garden of eden enough ness and the possibility to get back/to:
on why the conditions of the garden weren’t fail proof.. why it didn’t work.. perhaps: *1\ to show we had a choice 2\ weren’t enough anothers .. to love one another 3/ to learn what enough was/is.. we don’t need more to have enough
also.. thinking about the tree of knowledge (of good and evil).. ‘for when you eat of it you will surely die’.. makes me think of carhart harris entropy law.. that we are dying from an excess of order/measuring/accounting/knowledge/intellect ness.. and until we let go of that control issue.. that hard won order.. we’ll keep on dying
*update/restate on this thinking – while reading crabb’s understanding people:
to sum up.. god is an independent person w capacity to long, think, choose, and feel.. a human being is a dependent person w same 4 capacities..
each of us is a personal being who longs deeply; a rational being who things; a *volitional being who chooses; an emotional being who feels..
*via own will
so i wouldn’t say they are the image..
and when i’ve said.. ‘god trusted us w choice.. because he didn’t want robots’ .. thinking now it was more that he trusted our wandering.. longing to explore.. curiosity.. listening to our itch.. et al..
the choice/goal ness gets us to robot ness – just as much as no choice/will.. i’m thinking that assuming some finite set of choices for either (choice/goal) is what compromises in-the-image ness.. compromises the longingness.. the fittingness
from sh – bread of life.. enough ness
In the garden there is perfect unity. However, sin entered the world and broke that unity. Throughout the rest of the story God beckons His creation back. He does this by giving them glimpses, like Manna in the wilderness, of the abundant life that is to come. Then God sends His Son, the bread of life, into the world. .. Whereas God provided for the Israelites physically, Jesus provides for humanity spiritually as well as physically. ..Ultimately this story culminates in the restoration of all creation. Like in Eden, God declares a day when all creation will be restored in the new Eden
The original sin of humanity is that they desired to be self-sufficient. By their actions, they acknowledged they did not have faith in God as their provider. A barrier is placed between relationships. This includes the relationship between humanity and the way that God provides for them. The man and woman had all that they could need, but they wanted more.
Humankind is thus expelled from the garden, the representation of the environment of God’s provision. Wenham says, “The toil that now lies behind the preparation of every meal is a reminder of the fall and is made the more painful by the memory of the ready supply of food within the garden.” Whereas the garden has a “ready supply of food,” humankind will now have to toil for food..
No longer is all of creation in the wholeness that it was in the garden.
There are other passages in the book of Revelation that point to the theme of bread. That there will be no more hunger and no more thirst (Rev. 7:15-17). However, it seems clear that this passage depicts the restoration in the fullest sense. John is speaking of a new Eden that is to come. A place of restored relationship with His creation.
This is the restoration in the new Eden that has been longed for throughout the narrative (Isaiah 25:6-8, Luke 22:18, John 17:23, etc.). This marriage is the final restored state. That God, humanity, and creation will live in complete harmony, the way that it was intended in the garden.
impossible is irrelevant
not ridiculous ..(1/ in his image 2/ waiting 3/ gave us choice)
listen to your hear\t
i shall not want for anything..
what if we have what we need..
there is manna/mercy
Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) tweeted at 3:50 AM on Wed, Jun 03, 2020:
Capitalism structurally compels us to work and produce beyond society’s actual needs. And the more we produce, the more we have to consume, to mop up overproduction. Consumption becomes a structural imperative – a form of labour in itself. The consumer is not sovereign, but serf.