This Week in Church: Having Babies

Welcome to the series wherein I share my take-aways from church. The things that, I think, are beneficial to all of us to know or think about, whether or not we believe in any church-related things.

This week in church we talked about having babies.

The reason is, of course, that we are in the season of the church calendar that is all about waiting for a baby to be born. The timing is apt for me: I just witnessed my first birth ever, as a doula for a best friend. I still haven't fully processed that experience in order to write about it, but I will.

In the meantime, here is what we talked about when we talked about having babies in church:

1) There is a part of the process where you just have to let go and let labour happen to you. You aren't really participating, you are simply experiencing it.

There are other times in life that are like this.

2) During this phase, the body is doing a LOT of things to make sure that the baby can come out. There is a lot of work happening benea…

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