Then what is man?
What is his origen, - his destiny?
The Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah about
his pre-mortal life:
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and
before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified
thee and ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
The poet wordsworth penned:
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting.
Our soul, our life’s star
Hath elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar.
Not in entire forgetfulness
And not in utter nakedness
But trailing clouds of glory
Do we come from God who is our home.
--- Ode on imitations of immortality