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Lent 1B 1st Reading

Levi Jones

The Flood is a story told between two parentheses. The two parentheses can be found in Genesis 6:5 and 8:21: “The inclination of the human heart is continually evil.”God created the world good and blessed it. God ordered the chaos, created spacefor life to inhabit, and filled and blessed the Creation. But, when Adam and Eve violate God’s command, humanity goes tumbling down a treacherous road of increasing violence and anti-creation practices. Humanity has forgotten the language of blessing and life and speaks only curses and death. This inclination toward evil disrupts the order of God’s good Creation, sending it headlong into swelling, swirling chaos. The chaos destroys, the space God ha