The Genesis imagery of the fall indicates that the instead of achieving communion through this act of total-self gift, [Adam and Eve] instead chose consumption. I would argue that whatever the act of rebellion might have actually been, the choice of the consumption imagery is significant. It suggests that consumption -- communion on man's terms rather than God’s terms -- is to be a perennial problem. In fact, consumption now often masquerades as communion. I believe that this is the anthropology behind what we know as "comfort foods" which are standard recourse for many of us, particularly when we have trouble with relationships of communion.
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