07 Oct '11, 9am

Godson

Godson

Dominic, four years ago today you became my Godson. Most people remember their birthdays, but few recall the day they were baptised.* For cradle Catholics, the excuse is that we were baptised when we were infants. But you have no excuse not to know the date, because I remember. I admit, I only remember because I have technological assistance – EXIF information on photos from your baptism. I have transferred the date to Google Calendar. So, no excuse for me to forget either. I have to admit something else: I’m not entirely clear about my role. On paper, in theory, I am supposed to assist in your spiritual development. How to do this? That’s another story. If I follow the example of my Godparents, then you will get better gifts than your brothers for Christmas and birthdays. Surely it has to go beyond this, especially as you become more aware of the world around you. Perhaps...

Full article: http://deadpoetscave.com/2011/10/godson/

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