Stand on the Side of Love

The Very Rev. Tracey Lind
St. James the Fisherman
on the Occasion of Killian’s Baptism
Sunday, July 24, 2022

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, 2018

Today, we gather to baptize Killian, son of Joan, grandson of Gordon and Ed, godson of Michelle and Peter, and nephew of Carter and Harry. Killian has very little idea of what’s going on. He just knows that he’s here and he’s being held and smiled upon by folks who love him.

Most of us don’t remember our baptisms as it was an event that took place before our conscious memories took shape. But this visible sign of God’s invisible grace and welcome into the Body of Christ is a powerful, counter-cultural act of love with serious demands.