The story of Cain and Abel was taught to me in Sunday school as a moral tale: “Cain was rejected by God because he was a bad boy, so he became jealous of his brother Abel and killed him. Don’t get jealous, boys and girls! Because God is disappointed with us when we want to hurt our brothers and sisters.”

But after years of studying the story and meditating on its meaning, I’ve come believe it’s not a moral tale at all.

The story of Cain and Abel is Continue Reading