Two years ago today Sarah Catherine was baptized. It was a very cold and windy day, but clear. I think we should have done it earlier in the day as towards the end of the ceremony she was darn cranky! She was baptized at my church by Deacon Tom in the chapel....which is the same chapel that our church holds Adoration. I have cupcakes for our birthday celebration and I will break out her baptismal candle.
What a gift to receive God's grace through baptism. I was researching the 23rd Psalm and came across a blog that reflected upon "My Cup Overflows". God gives us His grace at baptism, and he doesn't just give us what we need, he gives us so much it overflows out of us. We ALWAYS have more than enough. I remember in school Fr Lopez describing Grace as "God Power".
I am so glad that Sarah was baptized and that we were surrounded with family and friends. It was truly a beautiful day. Sarah will never be alone so long as she has her faith. I don't know what I would have done without it having just lost my father. I hope I can be as good of an example to faith as Daddy was.
Happy Birthday Sarah, hope you are enjoying your New Life in Christ!
Then Jesus approached and said to them, "All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Matthew 28: 18-20
NOTE: to my followers, next week we will go back to our normal wednesday format.