One of the Best Spiritual Guides for Interior Life, Rev. Jacques Philippeprovides the following comment:
Today many people no longer know to what or to whom they owe their existence. Anguish and insecurity and a sense of emptiness are the result. “Scientific”, atheistic culture encourages one to imagine that existence is the product of blind determinism (evolution, the mindless interaction of genes, and so forth) or a more or less haphazard coming-together of a man and a woman who made love without any thought of the new life that might come into existence…
Add to that the impact of being told that earth is only a small planet near an unremarkable star, in a remote corner of one galaxy among billions, and that the difference between humans and animals is not as great as we once thought, and how can anyone feel loved and wanted?
The universe could get along without us. Humans are useless products of impersonal cosmos. If contemporary secular culture makes anything clear, it is this: The rejection of God breeds self-disgust.
The only remedy for this wound to human consciousness is the sense if our filiation, the discovery of our divine parentage. Whatever the circumstances of my conception and birth, my existence itself means that I was wanted, chosen, and loved by an unimaginably tender, pure, unconditional, and generous lover: our creator God.”
Source: Called to Life, Jacques Philippe, Scepter Publishers 2008 (pp. 51-52)