One of the deepest questions we can (and perhaps the oddest) is: why are conscious, here, and living? I know. Abstract, right? Kind of. But pretty much everyone wants to live with a purpose. We might think, I live to rebuild cars or I live to craft beautiful art. So what makes us feel like we have purpose; what makes us feel like we even think about purpose.
I am not sure a dog can think about why he does what he does. He may love bones. But does he think, why do I love bones? Unlikely. Humans alone think about why. We all seem to want to know our purpose, want to know why we are here. And so it is not such a stretch to ask: why are we conscious at all—why can we even think about “why”?
The answer involves our relationship to God. [Read more…] about Thank God for the Gift of Life