This Sunday, I will baptize my own god-son. A bit unorthodox, I know, but that is how it is.
And what do the readings offer, to this composite group of Christians and ‘Seventh-day Adventurers’? The martyrdom of Stephen. The claim that some are destined to disobey. And the mixed blessing of ‘No one comes to the Father except through me.’
Time for a clever sermon then… Or shall we just dazzle them with music, flowers, good coffee and splashing water?