Baptizing the Pagan

Our greatest gift this Christmas was the baptism of our newborn daughter, Teresa Abigail. This past Sunday, she was cleansed of original sin and, even more, filled with grace.

Many people in our parish shared their excitement for Teresa’s baptism, but our favorite comment came from an older lady-friend who walked up to Teresa before Mass and declared, “ haven’t been baptized yet? YOU’RE A PAGAN!” before sauntering off.

Thankfully, the same woman approached baby Teresa after the baptism to explain, “NOW YOU’RE NOT A PAGAN!”

And that’s what friends are for.