But come with me for a moment. We can walk off here, on the edge of a mountain, and look around a bit. Above is space, with many worlds like our own. On the surface of this sphere, just now curving into the ocean, are more than 2 billion souls like us. Does it really matter, I ask, as you stand on this mountain ledge, what I do or think or say? Won’t this universe keep on running pretty much as it is without the help or hindrance of my beliefs? Perhaps so. But I believe that—no matter how comparatively small and insignificant you and I may be in relation to God’s whole—still, to Him, and for His purposes, this relationship between God and ourselves and that between ourselves, remain, if we will, the most important relationships there are.