While in Arizona, an uncle was asking his siblings if they recall him being baptized. It was decided that he probably had not been baptized and his face seemed concerned. He is older with health concerns and married to a Catholic women.
As Christians, Baptism is significant in our faith journey.
I often note our appropriate response to Baptism through commitment to our shared baptismal, or Christian, vocation, which is to:
- Proclaim Christ in word and deed;
- Seek justice;
- Act with compassion and mercy; and
- Love and serve all people.
But, it is often at the expense of discussing the purpose of and the Triune God’s activity in our baptisms.
Baptism, at its most basic, is an initiation rite. Read the rest of this entry »