On a day of Holy Baptisms here at Trinity Church, Mother Kristin preached about a recent conversation with today’s baptismal candidate's parents. She invited them to share where they experience the “sense of the divine” most and use the answers to write a prayer for their children in the future.
Their responses were inspiring: when they are grateful and when they are overwhelmed; when they consider the grandness of nature and when they feel the earth’s soil in their hands; when they witness random acts of kindness and when they hear their children laugh. "They want their beautiful children to have the wherewithal to persevere, to try something new; to be willing to engage with a hurting world or person…They want them to have what Jesus is offering: a path, a purpose, a way of being.”
The readings are Acts 9: 1-6; Psalm 30; Revelation 5: 11-14; and John 21: 1-14