My thanks to Jennifer Ward for posting this image which, to me, conveys the difference between the Tree of Life and the other tree. Had we followed God’s guidance instead of the serpent’s, we would never have known about suffering, sorrow, pain of any kind, or mortal death. It’s not out fault that our ancestors chose to obtain knowledge of evil and good (aka less than Best). Nevertheless, we are born with their flaw. It’s in the DNA of our human condition when we are first born into this broken world.. Are we stuck with it? Or is there a way to break through? this world?