The most Holy Trinity dispatched the Son of God from heaven to earth to shatter the illusion that hides the sweetness of paradise from us.
The sledgehammer of truth shatters the illusions as the blow of a hammer shatters glass.
The sourness of the valley of tears is autodidactic. Passing through the valley of tears shatters the illusion that sugarcoats its sourness.
The most Holy Trinity dispatched the Son of God from heaven to earth to shatter the illusion that camouflages the sweetness of paradise.
The illusions distort the landscape of reality . Under the illusions, the world is topsy-turvey. The illusions deceive us into thinking that godlessness is sweet and paradise is sour. When the illusions are shattered by the sledgehammer of truth as the blow of a hammer shatters glass, the truth becomes visible to us. The serpent's promise of deification in godlessness is exposed as a lie . We see with our own eyes that paradise is sweet and that godlessness is sour. Rational creatures seek the sweetness of paradise and flee the sourness of godlessness. It is contrary to our self-interest to do otherwise. It is crazy to do otherwise. The truth motivates us. The truth sets us free. Settlers pick up the roots they have planted in the valley of tears and become pilgrims passing through it. Without pausing to pack our bags, we join the quest to discover God. The current of salvation sweeps us up off of our feet as it flows inexorably from the sourness of godlessness to the sweetness of paradise and carries us back to our home with God and his holy family in paradise (except the contrary who perversely swim against it).
Our passage through the valley of tears gets the job done. It drains the serpent's lie of its power to deceive. The experience defangs the lie. As we pass through the valley of tears, we acquire a vast reservoir of personal experience by which we can evaluate for ourselves the truth of the serpent's testimony about it. We quickly learn that, contrary to the testimony of the serpent, there is no such thing as deification in godlessness. We do not become gods without God in the valley of tears . Furthermore, when the gift of paradise is delivered to the children of Adam and Eve, they will not opt out as Lucifer did, as the gaggle of angels who follow Lucifer did, as Adam did and as Eve did. The prodigal son will never go back to the pig sty and neither will we. The children of Adam and Eve will keep the gift of paradise of their own free will without having to turn paradise into a prison, God into a warden and them into prisoners. A cage is still a cage no matter how gilded.
However, Christianity is about more than merely inoculating the children of Adam and Eve against a repetition of the original sin of their parents. Christianity is an invitation to experience for ourselves, to delight in, and to enjoy the sweetness of paradise.