Craving for milk!

October 16, 2006

The other night i was in the company of a couple of babies.  As i stared intently i almost expected one of them to unbutton an eyelid and say, “Do you mind? I’m trying to sleep!”.

I was marvelling at how reliant they are on adults for everything – their food, their comfort (usually in the form of warmth or a nappy change!) etc.  Although they have limited communication skills they are able to trust entirely on those caring for them.

People often exhort us to become like ‘little children’ but being like babies, i think, is a step further in the reliance stakes.  It’s not so much about saying we need to renounce the wisdom we’ve gained, but rather to realise through this that we have weaknesses and actually can’t exist on our own without our Heavenly FATHER. 

We, His CHILDREN, stumble and fall because we think we’re grown up and can manage on our own.  Humility is the first step to relying on God!

“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” (1Peter 2:2-3)

p.s. Coming up tomorrow – ‘The Mirror Challenge’!  Will you  take it up?

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11 Responses to “Craving for milk!”

  1. Excellent words of wisdom. Thanks for checking up on me.

  2. Tomas said

    Thank you for the wonderful words. My reply may sound too pathetical, but it is so indeed. You gave me a good wash. Thank you. I was in a trap of rejoicing at my own metaphors and thus it was already hard to breath, but your pure simplicity has gifted me a glimpse of hope. I have understood that the world (I personally) need not the comprehensive musings but the “Craving for milk!”, not my artistic works, but children’s joy at the sunbeam … thank you
    while memoirs buid up the heavy walls of self pity, the living in gratitude to our Heavenly Father, helps us to fly and rejoice int the eternal gratitude.

  3. Maria Toth said

    Hello Tomas in Lithuania! Nice to have people visiting from different countries!

    Have a beauty filled day.
    Maria
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  4. diana said

    Maria,
    That’s a lovely reminder. Thank you and keep going 🙂
    Bless you,
    Diana

  5. Maria Toth said

    Thanks Diana, i may run out of steam with this whole DAILY blog thing, but the aim is to do it in HIS strength not my own!

    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  6. Father Joe said

    Given the times we live in, a baby drinking milk, or better yet, a nursing child at his mother’s breast is a wonderful sign of the things that matter: love, responsibility, and the dignity of human life.

    Somewhat as an aside, I recall an incident of a stranger intending no good who entered a yard where a small child was playing. The mother had turned away for a few moments as she placed wet clothes on the outside line and was unaware of the peril facing her baby. Suddenly she heard a loud barking and ran to see what was the matter. The interloper was fleeing for his life and next to the child was the large family dog. She stood over the baby as if he was one of her own pups. On the ground next to her was a piece of the man’s shirt.

    It is said that the family is the “little church” where we first learn our prayers and hear the stories of faith that lead us to God. This story reminds me that we can even find something of the harmony of Genesis where all the beasts lived in peace with one another. The dog in this incident, was very much a part of this family, and knew it. It is a touching tale and yet a sad one, that sometimes the animals and pets that surround us display better morals and values than men and women.

    The late Mother Teresa reminded us that if the child is not safe, and she referred particularly to the child in the womb, then none of us is safe. The child drinking his or her milk symbolizes so much that we proclaim in the Gospel of Life.

    Sorry if I ramble, it has been a slow morning here outside Washington, DC. PEACE!

    REALLY ENJOY YOUR BLOG!

  7. Maria Toth said

    I think that last comment was almost as long as my days blog entry! 😉

    Thanks for stopping by – good to have spiritual input from Washington!

    God bless
    Maria Toth
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  8. autumnrose said

    Hi Maria ~ I’ve bookmarked your blog and look forward to reading more!

    Pop over to mine and say hi 🙂

  9. ukok said

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see that you have quite a readership already despite being a newbie to blogging. I pray all good things for you and that this venture will continue to be a success for you and a blessing to all who visit with you online.

  10. Maria

    Your blog seems to be really taking off. It seems a very personal and reflective blog and people are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting mine – I’ve put a link to your on my sidebar.

  11. Tom said

    Maria,
    Thanks for stopping over my way today and leaving a comment. I’ll be here often!

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