ALVARADO, AMY D.
REFLECTION ON MY BAPTISM
The baptism ritual has been a symbolic part of our Christian faith. Throughout the years, baptism has been performed as a sign of welcoming one to the Christian faith, as well as the renouncing of the original sin committed by Adam and Eve. The Sacrament of Baptism is the most beautiful thing that happens in someone's life. To be baptized in the Catholic Church means more than being sprinkled with water on one's head and receiving a Christian name. Since, I was baptized at the age of 9 years old. I can still remember how it was, like it was yesterday’s great day. I was all excited, filled with joy and happiness. After being baptized with the washing of my head with water, I felt like a new person. I didn’t feel isolated anymore, because I became part of Christ’s church. My Baptism tells me that I am now a Christian, disciples of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. It is also an outward sign of my commitment to serve Christ and make a fresh start. For me it is not just a ceremony or a ritual that has no effect on us but it brings us the Holy Spirit through whom we share in God’s own life. I was baptized when I was an infant and it washed away my original sin and I became a child of God. I also became Jesus’ sister, disciple, and friend. This Baptism made my life in union with God. I learned to share in Jesus’ mission of building up God’s Kingdom on earth. It also strengthened me, against all temptations in the world and through with it, I became more faithful to God and I learned to celebrate the Mass every Sunday. It also made me alive together with Christ and be united to Him. Hence, when a person is baptized, he is devoted to God. He has a responsibility to promote Christianity. This is seen in those who consecrate their lives to God, the priests, the religious brothers and sisters and the missionaries. Although there are a lot of Christians that get baptized and there are some that do...
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