It’s hard to swallow. That’s what rupture in my relationship with God feels like. That and regret.
God, my heart breaks when I’ve turned away. Next time, help me to let my heart break at the thought of turning away.
… when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:6
O Adam, what have you done? For though it was you who sinned, the fall was not yours alone, but ours also who are your descendants. 2 Esdras 7:118 
Invitation to prayer
Stand as if you were Adam. Place your left hand around your neck, hold your breath, and tighten your throat muscles.
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body?
Adam choking after eating the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The second innermost right voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.
Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral
God, the Creator: God Holding the Book of Knowledge; God Creating the Garden of Eden; God Creating the Animals (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); God Imagining Humanity (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres); Envisioning Creation; Deep Consideration, In the beginning, God created…; The God of Creation; Inspiration
The Creation of Humanity: The Creation of Eve; God Creates Humanity (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); Adam, Safe and Securely Created (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); God Loving Adam into Being (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); Loved
Adam and Eve, Drama in the Garden of Eden: Eve and the Serpent, The Heart of Naming: Adam in the Garden of Eden; Adam at Home in the Garden of Eden; Animal Connections (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres); The Fall of Humanity
The Creation of the Natural World: Imagining Humanity and Creating the Bird and Fish (Day 5 of Creation at Chartres); The Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres); Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres); Creation Plants and Trees; The Firmament; Night and Day; Heaven and Earth; Creation: Part 2
The Garden of Eden: Trouble in the Garden; The Rivers of Eden, The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden; The Animals, Fish, and Birds of the Garden of Eden; The Garden of Eden; The Animals Created by God (Day 6 of Creation at Chartres)