But of all these recent events I am remembering especially with immense joy the baptism that took place in the church this past Sunday. Such joyful excitement when an almost brand new little one is among us on the threshold of life and we celebrate and embrace that little life among us as we vow “to help this child grow into the full statute of Christ.” Isn’t our enthusiastic, “We will!” simply a way of affirming our desire that this little life, as well as life for every one of us and those we love, continues to grow abundantly with compassion, love and interconnectedness with all that is good?