Sunday, January 9, 2011

"What if the mightiest word is love?"

My view today was that of love. It was a day to focus on love as much as possible. Not to forget the violence of the week, but to choose love instead.

Today is the Sunday that the church celebrates the baptism of Jesus and ours was no exception. We were offered the chance to remember our own baptism, hard to do if we were baptised as infants, though... Many of us chose to dip our hands once again in the baptismal font and wash our hands or bless ourselves.

My view was that of a young woman coming to the font with her father. She took her hand out of the bowl and rubbed it over his balding head. Her father smiled with nothing but love. It was quite a sight to see them connect in such a way. 

"What if the mightiest word is love?" Elizabeth Alexander 

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