That's probably one of the last post titles you'd expect to see in a Catholic blog, but I was contemplating my navel today. In other words, I was thinking about my belly button, about
why I have a belly button.
I have a belly button because, when I was born, my umbilical cord was clamped off.
So from contemplating my belly button, I went on to contemplating my umbilical cord. I thought of how I received nourishment and oxygen through that umbilical cord while I was in the womb.
And the fact that I needed nourishment before I was born is, to me, another proof that life begins at conception. If life began at birth, we wouldn't need to be nourished while in
"For Thou didst form my inward parts, Thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb." [Psalm 139:13]
A belly button is a wonderful reminder of how God provides for us, cares for us, from the very beginning of our lives.
So, yes! Try contemplating your navel.