Monday, February 11, 2008

The Heavens Opened and the Angels Rejoiced

The heavens opened and the angels sang with us Sunday morning. Why this jubilation, at the onset of Lent? What caused celestial joy such as earth has scarcely known? What was the grand occasion?

The Baptism of Sarah Ann Eckardt, grandchild of your humble scribe, and now, disciple of Jesus and member of His holy flock.

In glad obedience to Jesus' command, Suffer the little ones to come unto me and forbid them not, the child was brought, and Jesus received her into his kingdom by water and the word, to a life of faith and of following Him who is our Delight and Salvation.

And so these jubilant angels of Christ shall surely follow her all the days of her life.

And so shall we rejoice and be glad, and give thanks for His unspeakable goodness.


Anonymous said...

"Suffer the little ones to come unto me and forbid them not."

... or do you forbid them from the Holy Sacrament?

Fr. Chadius said...

Blessings and congratulations on this wonderful thing that God has done! Nice picture, too.

+Fr. Chadius

Trent said...

May the Lord, "preserve thy baptism blameless, so that when the Lord cometh to the wedding thou mayest go to meet Him and enter with the saints into the heavenly mansion and receive eternal life. "

Father Eckardt said...

Thanks for the kind comments, friends.

Meanwhile, notice how Anonymous accuses me (along with virtually all of Western Christendom) of forbidding the Sacrament of the Altar to infants, and that, as soon as I have baptized one?

Frankly, this kind of cowardly cheap-shot debate turns me off; and I note that it's usually Anonymous who tries to start it.

/ignore mode on/