We are born for life! So says our very nature. And so says the Bible. Born for life! In Biblical terms, this means that we humans have a spiritual dimension that is ‘immortal” and “incorruptible” — that is to say, our “soul.” It means that as whole human persons we are capable of making decisions. It means that as whole human persons we are capable of freely self-giving. It means that as whole human persons we are oriented toward a perfection.
But we soon discover that although the perfection we naturally hope for is unlimited, nevertheless our actual experience of it is limited — so much so, at times, that our hope for fulfillment can easily turn into despair.…
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