‘In the name of the Father …’

Sit back. Relax. Recall those most precious and meaningful moments of your life.

Did you, perhaps, recall that moment of being baptized? Most of us were too young to ever remember that moment, yet we need remember that it happened … that we received the birthing of new life from which we emerged lifted up.

While it may not be in your top 10 list of “precious moments,” it truly ranks at or near the top. God prepared and led the way to our knowing Divine love … becoming part of a very special family.

I don’t know how it worked or works, but I believe God wanted and always wants us to simply but consciously and openly open our hearts to invite that love in, and to share it in Christ’s body, the Church.

—Rev. Dave Else