By A. Kissajikian
Cain and Abel. Abel and Cain. “The spear” and “the breath”. The two opposites, the first rivalry in human history, according to the old testament.
Cain and Abel were the first and seconds sons of Adam and Eve, the first humans on earth. "Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground," a farmer and a shepherd. One day, Cain and Abel were called to make their sacrifices to the Lord, honoring and thanking Him for all they have received in life. Cain brought some of his goods from the farm, while Abel sacrificed the first born sheep on his land. The Lord praised and favored Abel’s gift, because he had brought the best he could offer. This made Cain extremely jealous as he seeked validation from the Lord. His anger and resentment brought him to violently kill Abel with a rock, creating the sin of murder. When the Lord questioned Abel about the event, he lied. Causing him to be casted away from the Lord’s protection and transforming him into a wanderer of the Earth, someone who cannot be killed. The Lord branded him with a mark, known as the infamous mark of Cain. Which caused anyone that tried to kill Cain to suffer 7 times more pain.