What is the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of ‘good’ and ‘evil’ ? How tempted are we by that fruit? The answer can be found by observing our temptation to despair in the face of that which IS and by becoming more aware of those “hopes” and “fears” which grow out of despair and which, as such, obscure the crystal clear presence which is the Word of God in our hearts (cf. Hebrews 4:12).
Revelation 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3 Nothing accursed will be found there any more. But the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; 4 they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.