What Is Man?

WhatĀ isĀ man,Ā thatĀ thouĀ artĀ mindfulĀ ofĀ him?Ā andĀ theĀ sonĀ of man,Ā thatĀ thouĀ visitestĀ him? (Psalm 8:4). The question, “What is man?” written perhaps a thousand years before the coming of Christ, is the bedrock of true humanism, the only form of dignity that can sustain human life. Our modern world continually re-imagines our nature, but God alone sustains it. I can think of nothing more assuring than the speculation, “What is man?” in a heart of wonder. I can think of nothing more terrifyingā€¦