“Living my baptism is letting go of that narrow and boring little story [of my private life] so that I can flourish with my brothers and sisters in the spacious love of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
-Timothy Radcliffe, OP, Taking the Plunge, p. 166
Pope Francis has asked us to remember the date of our baptism. Even before his request, I knew that I was baptized two weeks after my birthday, on June 15, 1947.
A few years ago I came across these photos of the day of my baptism.
I give thanks to God for my baptism – for my biological family and for the family of faith.
Later today I will renew my baptismal vows.