“God’s plan for humanity is good, but in our daily affairs, we experience the presence of evil. It is a
daily experience. The first chapters of the Book of Genesis describe the progressive expansion of sin in human affairs. Adam and Even doubt God’s good intentions; they think they are dealing with an envious God who impedes their happiness. This is where their rebellion comes from: they no longer believe in a generous Creator who desires their happiness. Yielding to the temptation of evil, their hearts are overcome by a delirium of omnipotence: ‘if we eat the fruit from the tree, we will become like God.’ And this is temptation: this is ambition that enters hearts. But their experience goes in the opposite direction: their eyes are opened and they discover they are named, with nothing. Do not forget this: the tempter is a bad payer, he does not pay well.