[Reading: Genesis 1:1-4a; 9, 10b, 16, 18b, 25, 26a, 27, 31]
Most people have heard about Adam and Eve. Most people seem to think the issue is whether they existed, historically or not. And that is why many people miss the point of the story of creation as narrated in Genesis. The point of the story is not the historical question, but the universal application of the story to every person, everything that is. We are God's creation. And as we heard, God looked at the creation, and it was good, indeed, very good. This tells us something immediately: we are good (not perfect), and we are God's.