By Tom Quiner
A little baby boy was baptized this morning at my church.
Christ’s loving Seal has been permanently etched on his soul. In Christianity, this is a foundational Sacrament, an essential step in our walk with Christ.
My own grandson will be baptized in just a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait for him to join the Church.
What a journey they’re on!
Just a half a year ago, when they were 12 weeks old in the womb, they could already smile, suck their thumbs, and make a fist.
A couple weeks earlier than that, at 10 weeks, they had a sense of touch and could feel comfort and pain.
A week before that, at 9 weeks, their little fingerprints began to form.
And shortly before that, at 18 days, they felt their first heartbeat!
And 18 days before that, the Holy Trinity breathed a soul into their fertilized egg and their human life began.
All of life’s beautiful expectations, the joys and sorrows, were present in their humanity.
The progression of a soul begins.