• Luigi

The Question of “Why”



One vivid memory is of my oldest son, Matthew, who from around the age of four never stopped asking questions: “Why this?” “Why that?” “Why, Mama?”

One “why” led to another, and they got progressively harder to answer. “Eat your vegetables.” “Why?” “Because they will make you strong.” “Why?” “Because your body needs them.” “Why?” “Because that’s how our bodies are made.””Why?” Sooner or later, a “why” came that I had no answer for.

It is human nature to ask why—and the biggest why of all, one that everyone comes to in the end is “Why do we live?” Everyone searches for this answer, and needs to know what it is.