So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3:6)
Adam and Eve want more than the life with God they have been given.
They were already created in the image of God.
But they want more. They want to know what God knows. Do all that God can do.
They want to be like God.
But Jesus, the Son of God, wants to be like us.
I will be hungry and poor, because so many of you are hungry and poor.
I will weep when your friends and family die, because you weep when your friends and family die.
I will endure, suffering, pain, and death because you suffer and die.
I will be subject to power, authority, injustice of world, because you are subject to them.
Prayer: Oh Holy Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man, make me more like you: Ready to feed the hungry, cry with the grieving, and walk alongside your suffering ones. Amen.