I have written about this before, and will no doubt write about it again, but it is a subject that keeps returning in my reflections.
I believe that whatever questions we are asked, once we can no longer answer the mythical 2 year old’s “why”, we will each eventually come to a common answer for ourselves. This works for people who have a faith, and for those who have none.
Not only do I think that we will reach that common answer for us, but that once we have discovered what that common answer is we can then predict our answer to many different issues of the day.
I also believe that it is this which causes so many of the differences between Christians. For example, if at the heart we believe that “God loves everybody” that will lead to one set of conclusions, whereas if we start from “the Bible is the inspired word of God” it will lead to another. I am not here saying that people who start from different places do not believe the words of the other place, just that which takes priority determines a number of outcomes.
So – what is at the heart of your faith? If I were to keep asking why after every answer you give, what do you get when you no longer have an answer?