Today’s gospel reading in Mass was the account of Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist. In his homily, the priest talked about the Catholic tradition of baptizing babies instead of waiting until adulthood and a conscious decision made. He likened this action by comparing it to a parent feeding their child because they know without food, the baby cannot physically survive otherwise. A parent also provides love and nurturing because without it, their infant will not thrive. The same goes for the spiritual needs. Baptism provides a connection with God to spiritually nourish a baby and start them off on a good path. In this way, baptizing an infant is part of how a loving parent provides for their child. I thought it was a good analogy that made good sense.
I Found God today in the gift of providing a needed spiritual beginning.