As you may recall:
Original sin separated the human race from God.
Baptism, the sacrament by which the grace Christ won for us on the cross first comes into our soul, is how God re-establishes friendship with every human being, one person at a time.
In a very real sense, every baptism is a miracle.
But Christian life doesn’t end with baptism – or with the party after the baptism – it only starts there.
Once we have received this great gift, we have to take responsibility for it. Imagine that Jesus Christ were in our living room.
- Imagine that he was always there, at our service, completely willing to go with us when we go out, to help us with our chores and projects, to show us the world, to teach us whatever we wanted to know, to be a full-time personal trainer for every aspect of our life.
- Would we leave him there alone?
- Would we never take time to be with him, never invite him to come with us when we went out, never
talk to him about all the things going on in our life?
- Would we limit our contact with him to saying hi and bye when we had to go through the living room?
And it is our responsibility and opportunity to take advantage of that fact, to develop a deep and personal friendship with God throughout our lives.
That’s the only way we will be able to discover and fulfil our life mission.