Mankind is in a constant, but futile, effort to remake this world into something other than what it is. The current madness is trying to make it a world where children are like billiard balls rattling around on a pool table. The world is currently obsessed with the pursuit of absolute individualism. This frees them, the thinking goes, to be whatever they want to be. And so children are persistently told the lie that they can be whatever they want to be.
But mankind doesn’t have the jet propulsion necessary to escape the gravitational force of the way which God created this universe. He made us male and female. He ordained the family into which we are born. He determined the date of our birth.
So here is a son, born into a family of saints. As we baptize this child we’re simply saying about this child what God says about this child: this child belongs to the company of saints, his parents are commanded to raise him to be a mighty man of faith, and he’s called to believe the Gospel which this sacrament declares: repent and be saved. This is how we are to live in the world which God made and which Christ redeemed with His blood.
So welcome covenant child to Jesus Christ…