This is worth a thousand words—maybe, in fact, a million.
This comes from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Astoria, New York. The priest is the pastor, Msgr. Sean Ogle.
At a moment when people are dissecting the intricacies of canon law and parsing what is or is not heresy and seeking to define, or redefine, every syllable and punctuation mark the Holy Father used in Amoris Laetitia, let’s just take a moment to take a deep breath, gaze at this glorious image and give thanks to God.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what it is all about.
The caption, as it appeared in my Facebook feed:
Our Easter Monday Baptism in our local nursing home– our 80-year-old Russian-born atheist-turned-Catholic Alexei, with Charmaine his godmother, a parish lay minister. God be praised!
Receive the light of Christ. Everyone.
God be praised, indeed.