G-Pop wants to talk to his children about a bit of idealism. A case could be made that it’s fantasy. But in its purist form, it is a story.
It is a tale of a Garden–a secluded, private, precious and holy place, where the very best of Earth was begun and blessed. According to the plot, this Garden contained delicious food and was cared for by a man and woman who existed in total equality, with the encouragement to pleasure one another, enjoy one another and interact with one another.
These two had a mission to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the Earth–in other words, tap their creativity. Take their talents and dreams and expand on them, while making sure they continued to respect the Garden, its contents and its creatures.
G-Pop will refrain from discussing the more common aspects of this yarn–the parts where theologians note that disobedience to the Creator caused the equal pair to be punished and placed into a world laced with chaos.
The same theologians insist that an action of mercy and grace brought humanity back into favor with the Creator through the death and sacrifice of the Son, Jesus. But what they fail to interject is the knowledge that this gift of salvation by Jesus brought us back to the Garden. Although people claim to be saved, they are not salvaged from the post-Eden sentence, imprisoning them with inequality.
Why would we want to be a people who are saved but not salvaged–going to Heaven but still cursed while on Earth?
Why would we want to settle for turmoil between men and women when the possibility of equivalence is readily available?
Why would we use the Earth as toilet tissue instead of valuing our surroundings as God’s gift to us, to maintain with caution and dignity?
Can G-Pop get his children to be idealistic enough to return to the Garden? It takes three simple steps:
- Respect all people as your equals.
- Take authority over your life by being creative.
- Respect Mother Earth.
Implementing these three missions will place you back at the gates of the Garden of Eden.
Entrance is only possible by becoming like a little child.
Published by Jonathan Cring