We all have memorable moments, and I’m no different. But, the “greatest day of my life?” Hmmmm….good question! The day I was born? Graduating from college? Getting married? The day Kristen was born? OU winning the National Championship? I found out in mass this morning that the answer is surpisingly “none of the above.” As a matter of fact, it’s not only a good question, but a God question.
Today, after the gospel reading on John the Baptist and Christ’s baptism, father’s sermon presented us with the idea that the greatest day of each of our lives was quite possibly the day we were baptized. That was the day, father explained, that I was officially adopted by God. As the proud owner of a brand new adopted dog, I couldn’t be happier or feel luckier than to have been adopted by God. Even as a cradle Catholic however, I’ve never thought of it that way. I always considered it the day I was formally and ceremoniously presented to the Catholic Church and our historic faith. But to be adopted by God? Wow! It really was the greatest day of my life! Being baptized also set the stage for the other sacraments, including Confirmation when I literally confirmed myself to God.
In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been very inspired to write this blog the past few weeks. I don’t know why. I have tons of ideas but just haven’t sat down to put them on paper. My days and weeks have been busy but today’s mass inspired me, and here I am.
Today father also talked about having a personal mission statement. Companies have them, schools have them, and even families have them. But a personal one? I need to think about that one. As I ponder what I mine will consist of, what about you? What does your personal mission statement include? What do you consider the greatest day of your life? May they both inspire you daily.