Great thread idea schoolboi
Original Sin Implies Original Blessing.
That concept of dichotomy is the key to the whole thing. It is the idea of imperfection in addition to Perfection. The impossible concept of nothing grasps this.
Zerbie's, the inner grace being necessary to accept outer grace expressed the concept of grace perfectly. The description itself encapsulized the concept, the way
in which it was described reflected it's very nature.
The key to explaining/understanding the paradox, is to continually recognize it can never be fully explained. All descriptions and expressions must work in cyclical fashion.
That's what makes the knowledge of fear so special, without it we don't recognize the meaning
of Heaven. Heaven being "only" the knowledge of perfection. Until now we ONLY had knowledge of Heaven. The idea of imperfection IS
the "knowledge of good and evil."
I think it's the idea of good and evil AND the idea of ONLY Heaven/Love/God
that is causing the confusion. We need to come to terms with both realities. Meaning that the idea of ONLY heaven contains the idea of here/separation/less than ONLY Heaven.
-Only perfection could create the idea of imperfection, or, Only original Grace would allow for the idea of Original Sin.
Original Sin is the belief in sin. All sin and notions of sin result from forgetting this. The real "sin" is in not being vigilant to remember that. The goal is to recognize this in every aspect of our response to "sin," a mistake in need of correction. (I don't mean to minimize, I know we have a few million years worth of ideas of "sins" to undo yet, including my own..)
Understanding the idea that the fear of pain is impossible IS
-ALL Powerful, ONLY Love.
Odd that the acceptance of that only changes my opinion of pain, not it's intensity, though it does help to infinitize my understanding of Love.