Every human life is a unique and unrepeatable creation. This Is not only true genetically but also spiritually and humanly. Although we may see ourselves as independent and autonomous, in reality we are fundamentally connected to others in both proximate and extended relationships of both spiritual and physical nature. As such, our individual lives matter to us, to others and to God.
Our lives matter not only because of what we do or what we own but most of all because of who we are as human beings. It would be a mistake to think that people matter solely because of their usefulness, competency, intelligence, strength or any other utilitarian criterion.
Even when someone’s impact is minimal in terms of affecting others or accomplishing something, their spiritual presence enriches the world and creates a bond of connection with others that transcends space and time.