This past week, I saw a piece of artwork that pictures two biblical women who never met one another standing together: Eve and Mary. On the left, Eve is pictured looking down – as if she is lamenting the tragic event that took her from being the mother of all mankind to a central role in what theologians call “the fall from grace.” On the right, Mary is pictured. She is also looking down, but her gaze seems to be divided between Eve and the miracle child she has in her womb. At the bottom of the frame, the artist illustrates why he put these women together. He does this by painting a serpent draped around Eve’s leg. The serpent is a reminder of the bondage to sin that Adam and Eve brought upon their children through their disobedience.