45.             Atonement for Eve’s Sin

The first sin was Eve’s, which was disobedience triggered by ego: Eve, after being inveigled by the snake, mentally desired to go against her innate nature. She, thereby, became separated from God the Creator, Who created Eve not to break but to follow her inborn instincts.

In contrast, Mary—with her Immaculate Heart that atones for Eve’s fall—is without sin. Mary, not separated from God, remains herself via the paradox of her—due to her accurately understanding both God’s Holy Spirit and His Word—having humbly given all of herself to omniscient and merciful God, Who knows the best interests of a person better than the person her- or himself knows.

Therefore, to mention again, Mary, bearing her wounds with grace, could accept her life’s bitterness without anger at God because she knew that such wounds were for the ultimate good. This acceptance brings peace because were everyone to know, in pure faith, that sour events had greater purposes that would unfold, we would be instilled with acceptance, patience, and peace.

Returning to Eve, she should have accepted that it was better for her to refrain from eating the forbidden fruit*—even if she was, due to her innate desires being perverted by the snake’s influence, tempted to eat it. However, and as we know, Eve succumbed to her test. Mary did not.

* Despite, over the eons, countless artist renditions of the Fall, this fruit, that is, this product (a fruit is a product; e.g., we are judged by our fruits), was not an apple or some other naturally delectable item! In fact, by nature, that is, via Adam and Eve’s innate instincts with which they were born, they knew not to eat it. It was only due to the outside influence of the snake—that is, the influence of lies and false advertising—that woman, with a greater faith than man, was tricked into overriding her own instincts.

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