Original Sin or Original Blessing?

"Creative Commons Symphony of Love Be thankful for all the good and bad for each is a blessing from the Universe" by BK is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Creative Commons Symphony of Love Be thankful for all the good and bad for each is a blessing from the Universe” by BK is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Original Sin or Original Blessing?

Which will it be?
Which best describes the you and the me?

Looking around I seem to notice
    that both are so.
Looking inside I have to admit
    I am a contradiction – both a “Yes!” and a “No!”

When “missing the mark” is the definition of sin
    I draw up a list that includes you in
I’m on the list, surely it’s so
    but way down the page – items ‘m,’ ‘n,’ and ‘o.’

Yet, sin, properly understood
    is more than being bad or being good;
it is being estranged,
    out of sync, not deranged.
It is alienation from that which grounds us
    creating fear, anxiety, and much that astounds us

So, what is my hope?
    Do I look to the past, while I plan my futurity –
    cling to the cross as a passport to eternity?
Nope!

I will live my life now
    contradictions and all
while I figure out how
    to listen for that call
        that comes as a whisper inside
        nudging me to move beyond pride
            and care for the poor, the lost, and the grieving
            while filling my life with abundant living.

Setting my footsteps in the path of the Way
    I’ll keep my focus here in today.
For I’m a human being through and through
    a lot of good, yet some bad in there, too.

Original Blessing; Original Sin –
    Yes and yes, they both figure in
        but not to shame us
        or to blame us;
    but simply to help us recognize
        that we are both shallow and wise
    and capable of becoming whole and true
        genuine me and genuine you!

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