No Pants O’Clock!

A while ago I mentioned the Garden of Eden in The Power to Serve as God’s original vision for humanity.  Well I was listening to Pandora the other day and this song came on:

When the first light brightened the dark
Before the breaking of the human heart
There was You and there was me
Innocence was all I knew
‘Cause all I had to know was You
We were running underneath the trees

I wanna see you face to face
Where being in your arms is the permanent state
I want it like it was back then
I wanna be in Eden

I remember how You’d call my name
And I would meet You at the garden gate
How the glory of Your love would shine
And I remember when the stars were young
You breathed life into my lungs
Oh I never felt so alive
I wanna see you face to face
Where being in your arms is the permanent state
I want it like it was back then
I wanna be in Eden

To be naked and unashamed
In a sweet down pour of innocent rain
I want it like it was back then
I wanna be in Eden

Where my eyes can see the colors of glory
My hands can reach the heaven before me
Oh, my God I wanna be there with You
Where our hearts will beat with joy together
And love will reign forever and ever
Oh my God I wanna be there with You

I wanna see you face to face
Where being in your arms is the permanent state
I want it like it was back then
I wanna be in Eden

To be naked and unashamed
In a sweet down pour of innocent rain
I want it like it was back then
I wanna be in Eden

I’ve been loving Phil Wickham songs lately, but this one takes the cake.  Pretty sure this man is creeping on my journal and Pandora somehow tapped into my brain.  Anyway, this perfectly explains what I was talking about and expresses what we should all desire: “I want it like it was back then, I wanna be in Eden.”

One line that stuck out to me was, “To be naked and unashamed.”  In reading about Theology of the Body, I learned what it really meant that Adam and Eve were “naked and unashamed.”  JPII calls it original nakedness.  They weren’t just physically naked – they had nothing to hide from God or each other.  As this blog explains, lust did not exist and they had no desire to use each other for physical pleasure.  They saw each other as whole beings and for who they truly were.  For now it’s important to ask: am I truly naked before God or do I try to hide behind fig leaves?

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