We celebrated Gabriel’s baptism on Sunday. The ceremony reaffirmed my love for the inclusive, social justice oriented, faith community that is St. Cronan’s.
I’m not sure if you’re supposed to have a favorite baptismal promise, but this one is particularly meaningful to me, as a value that can and should be embraced by all humankind, regardless of faith or belief system:
Do you commit yourself to a gospel spirit of poverty and detachment – to resist the spirit of consumerism and materialism – to live a life of generosity – and to exercise a preferential option for the poor?
A good reminder at any time, but especially relevant this time of year.