Today, I would like to invite you to think about baptism. Particularly, if you have been baptized, think about when it happened, where it happened and who was there? Were you a child or older? If you can visit the place where you were baptized, make a trip to that place and spend some time in prayer and reflection about what happened there in your life.
I was an infant, so the memory of mine is in what stories I have been told by my parents. To this day, I hold very dear to me my God parents. How about you? Tonight, in Catholic churches around the world, many will be baptized into the faith. What an amazing thing to think about and all the conversations and preparations it has taken to get to this point in one’s faith. Baptism!
Tonight or tomorrow, whenever you find yourself going to Easter celebrations, think about this time in your faith as a baptism. The death of Christ is not permanent. We know there is new life to come with the Resurrection of Christ.
So, tonight, prepare for what is to be new in your life beginning with celebrating Easter. As you gather with family or friends, renew your life with them and acknowledge them with love and care. Then extend that love and care to the rest of the world.
Wayne E. Romo