October 19, 2009
Read a bit of Mother Angelica's book on Scripture and got to thinking: Adam hid himself, hid his nakedness, but the nakedness wasn't about sex as it was about vulnerability. If one substitutes that word we have God saying, when Adam covered his privates, "Who told you that you were vulnerable?". In other words, when we are in deep relationship with God we feel invulnerable. When we sin, we see how vulnerable we are to God's judgment. "The first sign of disobedience to God's will is fear," says Mother Angelica. I thought of how Jesus was naked on the cross, how he was made vulnerable because he'd taken on our sin. The bad fruit that we'd ingested he ingested too, like second-hand smoke.