It’s inspiring to look to the heroes of Scripture and imagine what we might have in common with them. But what about the villains? When we see characters in these stories who rebel against God, who work against love, who resist the truth, or who participate in injustice, should we stand at a distance and judge them? Or could we identify with them? And if so, could we learn to leave some bad patterns behind and get on with the way of living that Jesus calls us to? This week, we consider Cain, the first mention of “sin” in Scripture, and the problems we face when someone else has the blessing.