For many years I have worked with those living on the margins of society, hearing their stories and seeing how God can work even in the direst of circumstances. Now the time has come where I have the privilege of walking with those who are preparing for Baptism and entry into the Church through the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Benedict’s Parish, Burwood.
I have seen people grow from the very beginnings of faith and watched them develop in their personal relationship with Jesus. Seeing candidates being baptised and seeing the joy on their faces is something I will never forget. One young woman said she felt like a new person after being baptised.
It reminds me that we are called into mission everywhere: “Go therefore to all nations baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” God is truly good!