Ok so I was sitting in my communications class today and all of the sudden my teacher started going off on this tangent. Before I knew it she was telling the class that she and I had a baby! A very little baby but a baby nonetheless. Weird huh? Well to take it a step further, she referred to it as our spiritual baby… I had a malnourished spiritual baby with my professor. Not only did I feel like I was breaking some sort of rule, I was thinking, “Holy crap, I’m a bad dad! My baby is a vegetable!” Yeah what a pleasant way to start off your day.
But what she was talking about was something very important that I feel everyone should get. You have a “spiritual baby” with everyone you come in contact with. It is the relationship that is birthed. You can either feed this baby and allow it to grow, or you can ignore the baby and let it wither and die. Morbid, but I hope you’re getting the picture. I had a spiritual baby with friends I had from middle school and high school. During these years I allowed the baby to grow, but as I have separated myself from these people our spiritual baby has begun to wither and die away. Now I have relationships with people from college and my club, and I am investing everything I have in order to grow these relationships and feed the babies that we have. To grow these babies it takes time, commitment, trust, communication, and love.
Pick wisely who you have babies with because it will affect the rest of your life. And once you choose, put effort into making these relationships work and last. It’s what will get you through.
WE ARE ORIGINAL REBEL