3 themes continually emerge in my conversations these days – these 3 things about humans I have become convinced of:
Humans are mammals. The nipples and bellybuttons give it away. Some people will want to say that we are more than mammals, but we are not less than mammals. One can argue that we are exceptional mammals – but we are not exceptions to mammals.
Humans are social creatures. If biologically we are mammals then sociologically we are communal. We naturally break into families, clans, and tribes.
Humans are meaning making beings. We have an inherent propensity to take any number of events or variables and assign them a narrative framework. Our minds long for reasons and explanation to tie together our experiences.
These three confessions have several deep implications. Continue reading “Humans: nipples, bellybuttons and the imago dei”