Sunday, October 18, 2009


If an ant got into your food packet and you travelled hundreds of kilometers and he had to get down in a strange place all lost and bewildered how would he start his new life in a place where he does not know anybody, since ants have been genetically programmed to live in communities?

Or are ant communities good Christians and will they welcome him warmly and just say "Step in line, pardner!" because they remember that "I was a stranger and you took me in" (Mathew 25:35 ), and "Whatsoever you do unto the least of these, so also you do unto me" (Mathew 25: 40), and "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Hebrews 13:1-2) ? Have been wondering about this for years.

Jan 2004


YesYen! said...

Although I want to be goofy about it and make sidey comments...i resist! What you have written is beautiful and profound to say the least!

Gaurav said...

Not sure if a 'foreign' ant is always welcome in to the new nest.

But even if it is, I am sure it is driven by more basic (genetic?) rules than by some ant-bible. Or may be they have read "The wealth of nation" and know about 'division of labour'? You never know with ants.

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