Adult Faith Speaker: Baptism Talk

  • Sacred Heart Parish 1077 Tower Rd Winnetka, IL, 60093 United States

Dr. Nelson-Johnson will lead an exploration of the Sacrament of Baptism entitled "I didn't ask if you were baptized; I asked if you are baptized!" If queried about their Baptismal status, most Catholics will respond:  ‘Yes I was Baptized.’  The answer gives the impression that Baptism is historical, static and a noun.  Ah . . . but what if, in our actual lived reality, Baptism is Contemporary, Dynamic and A Verb?  What if Baptism has less to do with a certificate than it does with our fundamental identity and vitality and capacity to navigate suffering and enter into intimacy and live out our authentic vocation?  What if ‘Are you baptized?’ is the most important question – and what if we could answer such a question with a simple, bold and humble response:  ‘Yes, I know myself as baptized and as a result I am free.’