In the beginning
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1)
There was a beginning, and it was personal. Much depends on that being so. Human beings are not the end product of a mindless mechanical process. Intellect, calculation, evaluation, discipline, delight, joy and love—the willingness to give to another—are a reflection of ultimate reality. Existence is profoundly purposeful. There is deep reason to live, serve and love.