September 14, 2014

Trinity 13 2014

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Passage: Luke 10:30
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“All and all can only fall … There are no sins in Eden….” In 1965 a poet and songwriter from Hibbing, Minnesota released a song called Gates of Eden. Loosely based on the account of Adam and Eve’s fall in the Garden of Eden and their expulsion from paradise, the poem chronicles the experience of life in exile. In the first verse, the poet sings that the candles in exile cast no light; the only light by which to see is back in Eden. In the second verse the wailing of babies in exile is contrasted with the silence of Paradise back in Eden. In the fourth verse, we hear that there is no laughter in exile; the only laughter drifts through the gates separating the world from Eden. The poem concludes with this line: there are no truths outside the gates of Eden...

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