Why are men and women sinners? What is the root of our sinful nature? Was it Adam's pride or a Satanic power grab? Is it our tendency towards selfishness?
In Romans 1, the Apostle Paul teaches that our sin is fundamentally rooted in our failure to give thanks. Giving thanks to God and giving Him glory is what we were created for. When we fail to give thanks, sin will surely follow.
Things to meditate on...
1. How does this impact our understanding of the pre-fall covenant of "works" with Adam?
2. How can thanksgiving help us turn from sin?
3. How does this enhance our understanding of the Eucharist? (Gk = Thanksgiving)