Dante’s Baptism

By: Megan Hodges

Surrounded by all of God’s followers

Dante Evan Weaver was welcomed John, Magee, Dante

with open arms and open hearts.

Drop by drop,

water gently touched Dante’s head

as he was blessed in the name

of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

It is as if we saw God’s Word

in the pure water dripping

on Dante’s face:

grace,

forgiveness,

love.

The joyous  community gathered around the little table

and welcomed Dante into

the Mercy community.

Everyone was able to witness

God’s love at Mercy’s first baptism.