Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord and, of course, I want to post a piece of art for your edification. I’m not sure if this one fits the bill, but it did catch my eye.
Actually it reminds me of a crazy decoupage project, but it also reminds me of a reality of our own Baptismal day, expressed so beautifully here:
To me, who have baptized so many babies, this [the actual moment of baptism] has always been a most solemn moment. I think of all the host of heaven gathered around the font, in eager anticipation as a new member is about to be added to the Mystical Body of Christ and the communion of saints. I think of almighty God Himself standing by, waiting, we might say, in impatient love for the moment when He can enter into this soul. I think of the tremendous miracle of grace that is about to occur, and almost can feel the warmth of the Holy Spirit’s presence. (And we take it all so casually: “We had the baby baptized last Sunday.”)
-The Faith Explained by Fr. Leo Trese
Finally, as long as Baptism is the topic of the day, this would be a good time to get out your family’s Baptism photos and mementos.