The tree of life was there in the garden. It was available to us until God “cast us out of the garden” and closed us off from it, so the story goes. Why?
I think there is intention to the fact that He let us know that the tree of life was there and we could eat of it. Conceivably, we could have chosen to eat of the fruit of the tree of life, instead of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
(Notice that it was not a “tree of knowledge” but a tree of the knowledge of the difference between good and evil.)
I began thinking about these things one day as I was contemplating the slow unwinding of my own body. Continue reading “The Tree of Life”