Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
What’s the meaning . . . the purpose to it all?
With the exception of philosophers, theologians, and a few deep thinkers, most people live their lives without questioning—why? Be it ever so briefly, why does tend to surface in most people’s lives at the time of some life-changing event which greatly impacts their emotions, such as a transition (that is, death), a painful or crippling illness or accident, the tragedies of war, and similar experiences which shake the foundations of an otherwise structured life.
When things are going right, a person gets caught up in the positive quality of life and feels no need to question. However, when things go painfully wrong, a person questions. If life contains so many experiences that are filled with pain and sorrow, why live at all?