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Anointing with Oil during Baptism Ceremony

"'What is a sacrament?' the priest asked our class. 'A direct touchpoint with God,' I offered, and then unexpectedly choked up. At that moment, I intensely felt how important it was to me to have my son baptized, to give him a spiritual rite of passage in the tradition I was raised in, to allow him to be touched by God. My emotion surprised me, given the frequently confused spiritual state of mind of my own life. I’m still pondering what it means."

 

This quote and photo is excerpted from the blog post, "A First Rite of Passage" on SOF Observed.

 

(photo: Brian Brown)

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Taken on October 22, 2009