Posted by: ritagone | April 13, 2016

A Pre-Birth Conversation!

I’ve kept this little story in my files for a long time, and just the other day I re-read it and fell in love with it all over again. I think it captures so well our inability to see beyond our circumstances, our lack of imagination to understand that God is present even when we can’t see Him, and that to live by faith means agreeing that there is something else beyond what we are experiencing here and now. Read it and enjoy. I think it will brighten your day. The analogy is pretty obvious.



“In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other:

wpid-151039_4210500773591_710088986_n1‘Do you believe in life after delivery?’ The other replied, ‘Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.’
’Nonsense,’ said the first. ‘There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?’ The second said, ‘I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.’ The first replied, ‘That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.’ 
The second insisted, ‘Well I think there is something, and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.’ 
The first replied, ‘Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.’ ‘Well, I don’t know,’ said the second, ‘but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.’ The first replied ‘Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists, then where is She now?’ The second said, ‘She is all around us. We are surrounded by Her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.’
 Said the first: ‘Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.’
 To which the second replied, ‘Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.’”

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  1. Such a great analogy and it makes so much sense.

    What are you up to today? Not much on my calendar this week, but I am so bummed because I had a little sore throat on Monday and now it’s going down to my chest, so I am coughing a lot. Hope I am ok for tomorrow.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. This is profound! I’m sending it to my friends!

    April Brandes Talk/text. 949.562.8899


  3. Ok, this is brilliant. It’s official, I’m tweeting this one! xox

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