Chaplain’s thoughts …


Writer, professor, human rights activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote:

“The most important question a human being has to face … what is it?  The question, ‘Why are we here?’” 

His question points to the existential nature of our lives; we wonder why we are here, we search for meaning and significance and we long for life to make sense.

Finding purpose and meaning in life is a challenge and a pursuit that seems to have one constant associated with it.  Namely this:  Throughout human history the preponderance of humanity has found meaning, purpose and the answers to life’s most important question through their faith.

Across cultures and religious traditions, it is belief in God, in the Transcendent, that brings peace of mind and which answers this most important question.  Though believers from various traditions have significant divergences in their faith and disagreements in their understanding of God, they find in their faiths the framework that answers that most important question.

The Chaplain Corps is here to ensure your right to the free exercise of religion.  Please do not hesitate to contact the chapel for any support you may need in exercising your faith.  While each chaplain holds to and abides by the doctrinal stances of their endorsing body, we will do all we can to ensure that your requests for religious accommodation are met.

Thanks for your service and sacrifice.