God creates from nothing. His creation is good, whole, and perfect. We create from what has already been created, remixing and refining to create new combinations. We take the pieces of a broken world, putting them together to restore a shadow of the beauty they once held.
The Hebrew word most often translated in the Bible as ‘sin’ is chata’ah, meaning literally ‘to miss the mark’. Original sin is, in this context, the missing, overlooking or ignoring of the essential element of experience – awareness or consciousness itself, or God’s infinite being. Thus, in religious terminology to sin is to turn away from God.
Spira, Rupert. Being Aware of Being Aware (The Essence of Meditation Series) (p. 41). New Harbinger Publications. Kindle Edition.
"[I]n the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship…is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. … Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to numb you to your own fear. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart, you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out."
“‘You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.’”
All creativity from a Christian perspective then is like kintsugi in form. This art isn’t really about the pottery, or the piece’s remade utility; it is about restoration. It’s about the fractures. All you see when you look at one of these pieces are the gold and silver threads joining the once-shattered pottery together. Its beauty is in the lacquer’s ability to transform what was broken into something more beautiful than the original.