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365 Ways to Know God

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4

What is man? It is an inescapable question which no one who thinks at all can avoid asking about himself or herself. We can stand back from ourselves and look at ourselves and judge ourselves and ask basic questions about ourselves, and, what is more, we cannot help doing these things. The questions ask themselves, unbidden; willy-nilly, one finds oneself wondering what life means, what sense it makes, what one is here for. Am I a hero, a victim, or just a nonentity in the world of which I am consciously part? How should I value myself? And how should I direct myself? How should I make decisions at crunch points in life? Does life’s ultimate frustration and waste consist in the fact that none of the things that seem important to us really mean anything? Is life, after all, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing? Again I ask: What is man? For thinking people, the question is inescapable.

"A Christian View of Man," 104-107