Very few people can live in isolation. We generally do better when we have people around to talk to, share stories with, and support us. I feel this is especially true when it comes to faith and religion. Here, I will attempt to share my thoughts and reflect on my spiritual journey -- I know this will further strengthen my faith, and I hope this will positively influence yours as well.  - CradleCatholic2.0

​​A Short Story

 

by CradleCatholic2.0, for March 2018 Newsletter

 

My sister shared this with me recently:

 

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

 

“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 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.” 

 

>- Pablo J.Luis Molinero

 

When thinking about the afterlife, do you identify more with the first baby or the second baby? I thought this is a really cute story and it reminded me to take some time, be still, and try to find God’s presence in my busy life. He too is constantly calling for us. All we have to do is listen and open ourselves to Him!


 

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