Mommy Mantra December 8, 2014: The LORD God then asked the woman: What is this you have done? The woman answered, “The snake tricked me, so I ate it.” GENESIS 3:13
Both women impact our lives, the world, themselves. Eve, like many of us, trusts others, she looks outside herself to find guidance. Maybe she does this because she did not trust her inner voice, or maybe she was naive and could not see when someone is leading her astray; she had to suffer the consequences to learn more.
The LORD God then asked the woman, “Why did you do such a thing?” The woman answered, “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.” Was Eve’s reply an innocent response to God because she did not know she did wrong? Or was she being defiant?
Mary, the New Eve, is she so different than Eve? She knows God as Eve did; her difference was trust, trust in God.
Was her thinking different? Mary when told of God’s plan for her life she said: “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Both women known the Lord personally. But both women react to the Lord in different ways: one more thoughtful, one more impulsive.
Being impulsive it is easier for us to sin, lose our connection with God. Being thoughtful helps us choose the better path.