The other day Chef, now 12 years old, was pondering the age-old question about why men do what they do - the "why is there evil in the world" question. After much teasing by his older brother, (*sigh*), and a long discussion, it hit me: we had the answer to that question. It is because we are fallen. We have each, at some point, sided with "evil" temptations, whether big or small, they are all equally important to the matters of our souls.
So what question should we be striving to answer?
And it is this: If we continue to sin in our fallen nature, why does God still want us to be with Him? Why does He choose to accept us into his sphere for all time?
And the truth is, there is no way that I know of to answer that question. Our kids give us hard ones, don't they??
But here is the bottom line in the whole discussion:
The answer itself to that second question does not matter.
The important thing is to strive to be worthy of the answer.