The reason for creation, the universe, everything is love

We live in a modern world that no longer thinks of little gods in the sky. The only reason for creation that makes sense in the context of the modern world and of the love we see in the person of Jesus of Nazareth is that a God outside time began a process 13.7 billion years ago with a big bang and a mechanism called evolution in the hope/belief/knowledge that ‘in time’ sentient species – maybe just one or perhaps millions – would develop that were capable of loving each other. In that sense the traditional description of ‘man being made in the image of God’ is correct because Jesus tells us that the most important reality in the universe is ‘love’.