Helpless Babes

What strange creatures we are – born so helpless and totally dependent, unlike other critters who hit the ground running as it were. If not for the care of other (adult/parental) people we would surely die (ok, except for the anomaly raised by wolves, I suppose). What is the point of it? Is there some reason for being born so needy? Maybe to teach us that we are totally interdependent upon one another, to foster community living, to try to keep us humble. “No man is an island.” Maybe we can also see our spiritual condition through the lens of the natural… We must be born again – then what? “Crave pure spiritual milk,” grow up in the faith, live in the community of the church, be nurtured by “older” Christians. There is so much to learn, so many ways to grow…

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