I think I have set a new record for longest blogging hiatus, but enough of that. Time to get back in the saddle and share my musings with both of my readers. Thanks, Mum and Dad
Yesterday was a pretty great feast in the life of the Universal Church — the Epiphany — and it was also a great day for me as I got to see friends have their baby baptised and welcomed officially into the Catholic family. Tradition still plays a big role in the life of many families, but there has to be a conscious decision made to say “yes” to having your child baptised in a world that is steadily turning its back on organised religion.
I’ve blogged in the past about how inspirational I find the Easter vigil, when teenagers and adults (mostly) sign up to the Catholic Faith. It’s been a while since I was at an infant baptism, and I’d almost forgotten how neat it is to see parents claim their child as a child of God and commit to bringing him or her up in the Faith.
Mallory, welcome aboard. I’ll be praying that your faith journey goes well. I’d say “smoothly”, but being a Christian isn’t smooth sailing in today’s world, and things aren’t likely to get any easier in the decades ahead.