I don’t believe everything happens for a reason. I do believe that we can find meaning in everything that happens. I can’t commit to a God who says, “See this pain, I planned it for you.” I can devote my life to a Lord who holds my hand and opens doors when my pride or ignorance have left me in an illusion of solitude. I am a conscious being. I live in choice, and with every yes and every no, I am feeding or starving my soul.