Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Mendy Knott summarizes her expectations and experience in winsome fashion. Of course as the presiding pastor, I come to such a baptism with slightly different religious sensibilities than Mendy, but I cherish the opportunity to hear in her own words and out of her own experience what she took away from the day and the baptism. I'd much rather you read her blog than any of my own musings, so if you haven't yet, wander above and check her blog out.
I also found her interpretation of the presence of the snake in the river refreshing. The very next day, Sunday, the lectionary included a reading from Genesis 3, the serpent narrative with Adam and Eve. I think it will be impossible for me to ever read Genesis 3 again without thinking of that snake swimming past us in the calm water.
Thanks, Mendy, for calling this almost 40-year-old a "young" Lutheran pastor. I hope to continue on this journey of faith with you.