Imagine the cry of a young baby. What is behind the cry of a innocent helpless infant? Clearly the baby now out of the womb realizes that its needs are not immediately met. Obviously the baby has to do something to get its needs met. What is the meaning of the cry?
Is the cry saying “I am hungry – please feed me”?
Or is there more?
Is the cry really saying:
“I am a poor innocent victim of forces beyond my control”.
“I did not choose to be in this world – some one else is to blame”
“I am only out for myself so be prepared to have sleepless nights because I come first!”
Does even the form of our seeming beginnings in this world also tell us that we have chosen from the outset to embody the belief that we are an innocent victim and others are responsible for distress?
Are we genuinely innocent babes or is there a fully mature guilty purpose present from the start?
“Everyone who follows the world’s curriculum, and everyone here does follow it until he changes his mind, teaches solely to convince himself that he is what he is not. Herein is the purpose of the world.” (M intro 4:4)