Saturday, December 3, 2016

Jesse Tree - Day 3: Fall of Man

Our online Jesse Tree is to help us prepare for Christ's coming by studying His roots and Salvation History. 

Jesse Trees follow the same general outline but I've found they are widely varied in some of the details. Some may have one day for Moses, others may spend 4 days on different aspects of his life. I'll be following the basic outline but, therefore, using my own discretion in a few spots.

My sources for days and symbols are Catholic CultureLoyola PressFaith Magazine, and A few beads short.  

Day 3: Fall of Man

Symbols: tree, serpent, apple with bite

The story of the Eden Garden. The temptation of Adam and Eve by the devil.
Pedestal of the statue of Madonna with Child, western portal (of the Virgin), 
of Notre-Dame de Paris, France.  Via Wikipedia

Original sin. Whatever separates us from God is sin and it begins here when Adam and Eve consider whether they should trust and obey God or take matters into their own hands. We all know what happens next. It's the reason we have Christmas, so the "new Adam" can come and restore us to that original, beautiful relationship.

Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise, Paul Gustave Doré
Scan from a Dutch Bible. Via Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Spittleing subtle spite
    The Devil darkened Eve
    Whirling words around
    Holding truth like a sieve

    Do not trust God's words
    He surely wants you
    To do what He explicitly
    Forbid you to do

    Then tell your brother
    That my wisdom is Truth
    And have him eat
    From your folly, Youth

    And Eve was taken
    By the Serpent's smooth talk
    And Adam who idoled
    The easy path did walk

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