Mary was a week into her pregnancy, and Elizabeth, six months into hers, and each of them gave voice to the miraculous nature of their child bearing, so forgive me for commenting on the non-miraculous aspects of their pregnancies .
P.B.S. features a show they call “Call the Midwife,” and in it they often let us see the actual birth of a child. And as ordinary as it is, I just can’t understand how it could be real. How can this new complete human have been living his or her own life inside a woman’s body?
You and I came that way with our distinctive fingernails, and with our individual taste in music. I find that more miraculous then anythng that happened in the Bible story.