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Baby Talk 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Baby Talk

Don’t get stuck at faith’s entry point.


Most of us have heard mothers — dads too — cooing to their babies and speaking in a tone and pitch of voice they’d never use with anyone else. They talk for the baby’s ears only. Fine. We get it. But have you ever eavesdropped on adults speaking this way to their spouse, lover or special friend? Would it freak you out? Yet, some psychologists say that such conversations are signs of healthy relationships. This brings us to our epistle text where Paul is tired of babbling baby talk to adults.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Jesus’ Stretch Goals,” February 12, 2017.


For an alternative approach pertaining to Psalm 119:1-8, see “Rap Sheet.”


Researchers tell us that if we could be a fly on the wall in someone’s home, we might hear the husband and wife cooing to each other using baby talk. These same psychologists say that such baby talk is a sign ...

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