It doesn’t do a bit of good to baptize this child unless this community of faith understands that all of us are right next to God and because of that we are right next to each other…In other words, the only way a child begins to understand what this means–that God will never leave us–is because they grow up in a community of faith where they are embraced with that kind of love.

Listen to the full sermon by The Rev. Andrew TP Merrow: