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Original Sin

Genesis

If Adam and Eve

Are not historical

Are a myth

The children ask

—————

Then what about

original sin

Is that a myth too

______________

Answers we may not know

A difficult problem

Of the pastoral ministry

Says Joseph Ratzinger

Our former Pope

How true

—————

Can we tell the kids

Adam and Eve are true

So we can

Help them believe

The Original Sin

Is true also

—————

What will that do

To their faith

When the learn

The Big Bang

And Evolution

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We may not know

The right answer

But we must

Teach them

The little

That we know

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The seed of sin

Is in our soul

From when we

We’re born

———-

The Bible

Says

Our first ancestors

Sinned

By disobedience

By giving in

To temptation

————

That is a fact

We disobey

We give in

To temptation

And sin

————-

There are worse

Sins we commit

Than these

Jealousy

Murder

Rape

Abuse

Pride

Selfishness… the root

Of our sinful actions

————

If we are children

Of Adam and Eve

We are born

Into sin

Because they sinned

—————-

If we are born

Of evolution

We sin

Because

The sinful nature

Is part of our

Evolution

————-

We are born

Into sin

Our sinful nature

Passed on to us

By our ancestors

—————-

If God’s created us

By intelligent design

Freedom given by Him

For our actions

We disobeyed

We lied

We gave in to temptation

And much worse

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We sinned

We are born

Into sin

Our sinful nature

Passed on

To us

By our ancestors

—————

So it doesn’t matter

What is myth

What is fact

You are free

To believe

The narrative

The creationist

The Evolutionis

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The Bible

Is not a book of science

It’s a book

That teaches salvation

—————-

It teaches

That we were created

In God’s image

Sinless

————

We gave in

To temptation

We sinned

And are born

With original sin

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The Holy Spirit

Poured out

At baptism

Erases original sin

We inherited

—————

But the tendency

To sin

Remains

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We may have

That tiny bit

Of sinful nature

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But we must not

Overlook

That God made us

In his likeness

Full of Goodness

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By Jyothsna DSouza

I’m at home
With my children
With plenty of time
To read, teach, and muse

I believe if you have
The capacity
To do good
And others
They confirm
It is good
If it’s important
For many,
Not one
One must persist
To the end,
Till all one’s
Resources
Are exhausted

Man lives on hope

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