Why Do We Live East Of Eden?
Sunday, June 16, 2019
In Genesis 4, the first son of Adam and Eve, Cain, murders his brother, Abel. In verse 16 we read; “Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden.” Our headlines this week follow the same script: “Mali declares three days of national mourning for massacre victims” (Aljazeera); “Hong Kong shutters government offices as protests over China extradition bill turn violent” (The Globe and Mail); “Inside the elementary school where addiction sets the curriculum” (The New York Times). Why do we continue to live east of Eden?