Whose are we? To whom do we belong?

Thanks to Shane Rounce @shanerounce for making this photo available freely on Unsplash
The ancient question, Who am I? inevitably leads to a deeper one, Whose am I? because there is not identity outside of relationship. You cannot be a person by yourself. To ask, “Whose am I?” is to extend the question far beyond the little self-absorbed self, and to wonder: Who needs you?  Who loves you?  To whom are you accountable?  To whom do you answer?  Whose life is altered by your choices?  With whose life, whose lives, is your own bound up, inextricably, in obvious or invisible ways?

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