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miffy2 Thu 24-Feb-05 18:08:59

Our son is being baptized (R.C.) in 2 months' time and I am doing up the invitations.

I would like to put a short, preferably biblical, quote at the bottom of the invitation that reflects the occasion, without being too preachy.

Do any of you have any recommendations?

alexsmum Thu 24-Feb-05 18:18:05

what about the 'suffer little children to come unto me'( or something like that)

Twiglett Thu 24-Feb-05 18:31:24

Now I always thought that meant something along the lines of 'let them die peacefully in the knowledge that they'll go to God'

how about

With soap, baptism is a good thing.

miranda2 Thu 24-Feb-05 18:34:23

How about John 4:14; 'whoever drinks of the water that I give shall never thirst; the water that I shall give will become in him/her a spring of water welling up to eternal life' (or just the second half)? This is my favourite passage to preach on when I do a baptism!

morningpaper Thu 24-Feb-05 18:55:25

One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Every child born into the world is a new thought of God
An ever fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggins

I love these little people;
and it is not a slight thing,
when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
Dickens

In praising or loving a child,
we love and praise not that which is,
but that which we hope for.
Gothe

Cod Thu 24-Feb-05 18:55:58

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alexsmum Thu 24-Feb-05 21:43:25

no twigg! didn't think it had anything to do with dying.isn't the bible story that jesus was giving one of his talks and the disciples wouldn't let the children come and bother him, and he saw what was going and on and said ' suffer the children to come unto me'. something for the people who don't allow kids at their church weddings to remember?

toomanypushchairs Thu 24-Feb-05 21:47:39

Like Miranda's! agree with alex's mum!

Tommy Thu 24-Feb-05 21:55:56

How about a quote from the ceremony:
"{name} the Christian community welcomes you with great joy"

soapbox Thu 24-Feb-05 21:58:15

'The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make his face to shine upon you
And be gratious unto you
The Lord life up his countenance upon you
And bring you peace'

At my parents church, the one I attended as a child, after the babies were christened the mum and dad holding the baby turned around to face the congregation and they sang the blessing above. It was the Church's way of welcoming the babe into the church

soapbox Thu 24-Feb-05 21:58:58

The congregation sang the blessing, not the mum and dad

miffy2 Thu 24-Feb-05 22:44:54

Thank you everyone! They are lovely quotations and I will print this thread out to mull over.

morningpaper Fri 25-Feb-05 09:00:32

Oooh I remembered this one which is rather nice:

Prayer for a Newborn Child:

- Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

We are humbled by the awesome power of this moment.
From our lives we have brought forth life.
Through our love we have fashioned a child of love.
May our child be a blessing to all he meets.
And may he count us among his blessings as well.

ionesmum Fri 25-Feb-05 20:38:20

At dd2's baptism, our priest preached about how we were giving her the name by which God will know her. Bearing this in mind, how about 'I have called you by name, you are mine.' (Isaiah 43:1)

morningpaper Fri 25-Feb-05 20:39:57

That's nice!

purpleturtle Fri 25-Feb-05 20:42:34

Ionesmum - fantastic suggestion! Our ds is Noah, so we put the meaning of his name on the baptism invitations: rest

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