Teresa is Baptized!

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

IMG_5006

Pablo and Anne, Teresa’s Godparents!

Wow! Baptism is just unbelievable! John and I are overjoyed to have baptized our little Teresa! She is so small and dependent on us, but our love for her is so strong that we become her servants. We feed her, we bathe her, we clothe her, we hold her, we swaddle her so she may sleep well, we do everything so she may be satisfied! But, like any of you who have been around a baby know, the moment you sit down to rest, you hear that crying because your little one needs something again! Like Jesus told us, the things of this world are water that will make us thirsty again, and this happens to our little one all the time, no matter how lovingly we give everything to her!

IMG_4999

Right after being washed with water and clothed in white!

But through baptism, we decided to give her the living water Jesus spoke of! As parents we are limited to what we can do for this precious little soul! She is so much more than a being that needs food, sleep and shelter. She is an eternal soul, destined for greatness and a relationship with the most powerful and amazing being alive! By choosing to baptize her, we say YES, we want our daughter to have this relationship!! We want her soul to receive this living water, the only thing that will quench the thirst of her soul.

IMG_5007

Teresa with her parents and godparents. We are brothers and sisters in the community and now also share the responsibility to educate Teresa in the faith!

That day, she still cried for food, dirty diaper and many other things. But her soul was radically different; it was completely changed! Through this POWERFUL sacrament, she came into contact with her Creator! She was washed and purified; she became a child of God and began that relationship where He will give her living water so she may have eternal life!

2 Comments

  1. Rosemary
    March 1, 2016    

    Congratulations to John and Natalia and to Pablo and Anne. The family just got bigger: glory to God!

  2. dominique de lafforest
    May 14, 2016    

    how wonderful ! I was not even aware that you were welcoming the little girl !
    Let her be blessed by saints Louis and Zélie too !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *