When man sinned, why was it that he sinned?
Selfishness triumphed – he sought self instead of God.
And just look! Adam at once begins to accuse the woman of having led him astray.
Love to God had gone, love to man was lost.
Look again: of the first two children of Adam the one becomes a murderer of his brother.
Does not that teach us that sin had robbed the world of Love?
Ah! what a proof the history of the world has been of love having been lost!
There may have been beautiful examples of Love even among the brethren, but only as little remnant of what was lost.
One of the worst things sin did for man was to make him selfish, for selfishness cannot Love.