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I was baptized as an infant, but then made the choice to be baptized as an adult. I wanted to do it mindfully, as a sacred choice. This reading touched me.
Pilar and Daniel Weinberg’s son was baptized on the coast. The baptism taught him what was sacred.
They gave him a sea shell: “So you’ll learn to love the water.”
They opened a cage and let a bird go free: “So you’ll learn to love the air.”
They gave him a geranium: “So you’ll learn to love the earth.”
And they gave him a little bottle sealed up tight: “Don’t ever, ever open it. So you’ll learn to love mystery.” -Eduardo Galeano, Walking Words
Writing Prompt: Write a scene where your character is baptized. What gifts is she given, and what are the lessons they carry?
Journaling Prompt: Write about a baptism experience, yours or that of your child or family member.
Art Prompt: Baptism
Photo Credit: mikebaird on Flickr
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