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Mar 19th, 2019 by Rev. David Boyd

Reflection: March 17

         We haven’t conducted a baptism in some time; it’s been a couple of years, in fact.  Baptisms are lovely; they give a focus on hope as we watch a little one move through the ritual of baptism. And because baptism is one of two sacraments celebrated in the United Church, it is special.  A sacrament is the mystery of God’s presence revealed in a very physical way… in the case of baptism, it is the physical act of blessing through water and becoming part of the family of God, what we have been calling the KinDom of God with an emphasis on KIN.

         Baptism is more than just ritual, though, and more than a sacrament.  In each baptism, we are all drawn into the drama of God’s presence, the story of God’s blessing of the world, and the story of transformation and new beginnings.  In baptizing Everlee this morning, we are all drawn into the great narrative of birth, life and new life.

         Rachel Marie Stone is a progressive Christian speaker and teacher, a blogger about food, faith, justice, and maternal health.  Interestingly, she is currently updating the More-with-Less cookbook first published by the Mennonites more than 30 years ago as a way of living simply and frugally on the earth.  She wrote a provocative article called Delivered Through the Waters: The Red Sea, the Baptistry, and the Birth Canal.  Rachel Marie Stone reminds us of the image of God as a labouring woman, a woman giving birth to new life, an image affirmed by Jesus in his lament over Jerusalem when he said, “How often have I wanted to »»

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     LENT 2 — 
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