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FROM LIFE: "Why We Wanted You Baptised" - Baptism Explained By Mum And Dad
This letter , written by a mother and a father residing in Malta to their baby, explains what is baptism and why they chose to baptise her.
You are old enough now to read this message from mum and dad. This message is about why we wanted for you to be baptised when you were a little baby. And why in the Catholic Church? It is not a question that can be rushed because for us it is easy to fall into standard answers that do not come from the heart. We will try to be as sincere as possible. So here goes – we want you to be baptised:
- So you can have faith in a higher being we call God and you will cultivate this faith and not let it fade away.
- So that you understand that there is more to what your eyes can see and what your ears can hear. There is a source of great goodness, and it is not human.
- So you hear a positive and independent message, different from the sad and biased message that the world around you might give you. Everyday life can be full of distractions, “fads” or full of messages of desperation that things are getting worse. The Gospel and the church will give you steadiness and consistency in your morality that is not pushed around by daily life.