Fumbling the Ball

The gift of paradise is already in the pipeline. Its delivery to us is ineluctable. Putting the gift of paradise into our hands is not the challenge that God faces. Getting us to keep the gift of paradise without having to turn paradise into a prison, God into our warden and us into prisoners is the challenge. God's creatures tend to "fumble the ball" after the gift of paradise has been delivered to them. Butterfingers. The gift of paradise too often slips through their hands. Lucifer fumbled the ball. So did the gaggle of angels who followed Lucifer. Eve fumbled the ball. Adam fumbled the ball as well. When God gives his creatures the gift of paradise, God wants us to keep it. This is God's goal. God devised his "plan" to rescue us from godlessness around this goal.