Sunday, June 06, 2010

on baptism

I'd saved this.

From amazing book GILEAD by Marilyn Robinson.

Speaking is a pastor in his final days, writing a record of his life for a young son he'll soon leave behind.

"There is a reality in blessing which I take baptism to be primarily.

It doesn't enhance the sacredness, but acknowledges it, and there is a power in that. I have felt it pass through me, so to speak.

The sensation is of really knowing a creature, I mean really feeling its mysterious life and your own mysterious life at the same time."


(yes yes)

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