To this day, with the sweat of our brows we continue to pluck the leaves of the famous TREE to hide our nakedness, but! There is no leaf big enough to hide us from the Creator’s eyes! But we try. Paradise is gone. The TREE remains like a chain linking our souls to all that is vain.
Most all inhabitants of this world at large have heard the story of Job—a righteous man given to Satan. Job lost it all including his health. He sat on ashes trying to relieve the misery of his sores. We read the book. We conclude, “Poor old Job!” Never realizing that we are all like Job. Only we sit on the ashes of what could have been eternal paradise.
We moan & groan. We sit on the ashes of what could have been eternal paradise. We sit under the shadow of that tree trying to relieve the painful sores in our souls. For that paradise, we long. We sweat all along. In vain! In vain! All over again!
Me? Not ever again would I sit under that Apple Tree! Not ever again would I dare to eat the fruit from that TREE stored in the mind of my birth. How can I be sure I won’t sit and eat from that tree? Ha! The fruit from that TREE almost killed me!
No thanks! I won’t eat from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Why should I? His wisdom from on high Father has invested on me. My wisdom? No longer in control of my mind or my heart. Onward I am going. Up and up! No human or devil can my climbing stop.
The point? Great number of to do and not to do to prevent from suicide to mental insanity to achieve, to become productive, to make a difference, to climb to the ideal human peak. What to do. What not to do. Years of practice one or another to do or not to do list. Many times, it worked. Most of the time? Let me try another list!