This weekend my nephew turns one. This weekend we will baptize him.
I love baptism and I think I’ll have more to say about that soon. But before I head off to a weekend without internet connections, I’ll say this.

it is the very stuff of life
the clear, running, essence of life
in it we dipped our fingers and
over it we prayed,
ancient words
words to spark memory
words to spark unity
over it the Spirit moved
with it the Spirit moved
as we let it wash over precious head
with us the Spirit prayed
as we said, once, again, for all,
you are with us
you are not alone
you too are Beloved

written 4-24-09