It really is all about belonging, this story of Adam and Eve. It’s about their belonging to God, their belonging to one another, their belonging to the clay from which they were shaped, all in bonds of nurture and care.
Not just in family terms, but we have our faith ancestors. The social worker who intervened at just the right time. The coach who wouldn’t give up. The Aunt who took you under her wing. Or whoever it was who took a faith-filled step that they were doing the right thing. We are all spiritual heirs to someone, or several someones.