Look at that beautiful baptismal gown!
I used to sit in the congregation watching baptisms and thinking that the sacrament was simply about welcoming the baby into the Church. This provided the child with another community, a community of faith. With more reflection through Morgan’s baptism and now Lillian’s, I feel that it’s more about reminding the adults in the child’s life of the adult’s responsibility. As the first teachers of their children, it is a great responsibility for the parents, Godparents, and family members to get the child to Mass, teach him/her to pray, and show how much we rely on God’s grace and forgiveness each and every day. The task is tough because it’s not something an adult can explain to a child. It’s a day-to-day practice of living with God and allowing the child to see for themselves.
Lillian slept through her big day, but many family and friends will be able to remind her that it was a beautiful celebration.