We either agree with Macbeth that life is nothing more than a “tale told by an idiot,” a purposeless emergence of lifeforms including the clever, greedy, selfish and unfortunately destructive species that we call Homo sapiens. Or we believe that, a Pierre Teilhard de Chardin put it, “There is something afoot in the universe, something that looks like a gestation and birth.*
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.**
(Jesus of Nazareth)
Most creatures in our world just do what they do, but we’re strange animals; we have options and choices.
This can make life complicated and difficult, but it also makes it very very interesting. Nothing is as it first seems in such a world as this in which we hold out hope for something better from one another towards our collective future.
Over to your imaginations.
(*Jane Goodall, adapted by Brian McLaren in God Unbound.)