Saturday, July 24, 2021

Baptism of Maria Therese

Maria Therese Janaro, baptized into Christ’s body.  July 24, 2021.

It is very beautiful how Jesus "touches" our lives through the sacraments from beginning to end. A few weeks ago we were at my mother's bedside while the priest anointed her and we prayed in the hope of the resurrection. Now my mother has gone to be with the Lord, and her great-granddaughter has received new life through baptism. Jesus is always with us, every step of the way - and one day we will see that clearly, and we will understand, and he will wipe away all our tears.

For our family, these days have been full of the mysterious closeness and tenderness of God's Fatherly love. As for me, I am not afraid, even if I have tears sometimes. These moments of life I am going through now fill me with awe.