Why do we hold celebrations for our babies?
We celebrated Franco’s baptism today. (We would have wanted to invite more friends and family, but alas, budget is limited!)
At the back of my mind, I’m asking myself, why do we have to celebrate and have a feast in honor of someone who is too young to remember the events?
Celebrating the couple and the grandparents does not seem to be the best reason since we already have weddings for that.
While thanking the guests through a speech, the insight I encountered validated the saying “it takes a village to raise a child.” I recall what I said in the speech, “The world out there might be harsh, but at least in our community, Franco will have a sanctuary.”
Thus, Franco may not remember this day. But with every music and dance played by his cousins and expressions of love from his grandparents, godparents, and greater community…
Celebrations such as this can become testaments that love can overflow.
Mark 16:9-15. “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-105: APRIL 15, 2023]