Human life matters. God has said, “You matter. You are so precious that I would have come to your planet if you were the only human being who would accept my offer.”
If Christianity is true, then we have the basis for appreciating first ourselves and then other people. We can see how worthwhile it is to fulfill our potential. For one person, this may mean writing plays or directing films. Someone else draws and paints. Everything we do can have value: cooking a meal for a family group to enjoy, or making a beautiful garden out of a grubby backyard. Relationships matter. So it is not a “waste of time” for me to sit on a front porch visiting my grandparents.
— Susan Schaeffer Macaulay, from How to Be Your Own Selfish Pig, p. 87