Humans naturally desire the things other people desire, which makes us into rivals who are competing to get the same thing. This kind of rivalry can lead us into all kinds of nastiness, as we will see in this week’s family exploration of Genesis 3.
It took God one day to make all living things: First, God made Adam out of dirt. Second, he made plants out of dirt. And then third, he made animals out of dirt. Of course, he followed that up by making Eve out of Adam, which would make her one generation removed from dirt, but that’s still pretty closely related. Genesis 2 taught me that we’re all related to dirt. Darwin taught that we’re all related to each other. I love being connected to everything. I love being related to apes.