Within days of being told that my friends' twins had been born very early, with one weighing just under 3 pounds and the other just over, my church's St. Clare guild had created caps and booties for each child, and they had been blessed by the priest.
It doesn't matter that the members of the guild do not know the parents of these babies.
It matters that the babies are among the newest (and tiniest) of God's children, and they need to know from the start that the world will reach out to them with love and prayer.
Let the children come to me.....For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. ~ Mark 10:14 from NLT