Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Is there a more important question than this one? How do you answer this? What answers do the people you interact with at school or work give? Our new series in Ephesians is intended to equip us to understand and live in the good of God’s purpose for our lives, and then engage others with different ideas.
There are, of course, many answers to the Why are we here? question, and one important one is captured well by Harvard scientist Stephen Jay Gould who said,
We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures…We may yearn for a ‘higher’ answer — but none exists. This explanation, though superficially troubling, if not terrifying, is ultimately liberating and exhilarating. We cannot read the meaning of life passively in the facts of nature. We must construct these answers ourselves — from our own wisdom and ethical sense. There is no other way.