Rt. Rev. James Stanton
May 23, 2021
Pentecost is a great day in the life of the church. Some say it’s the “birthday of the church”, but I disagree. Easter is the birthday of the church, when Jesus arose from the dead and appeared to his disciples. And every time he appeared to someone, he gave them a job to do. So what is Pentecost? That’s when the Holy Spirit tells us to “hit the road” – it’s time to go out and do what the Lord calls us to do. One of our traditions is to have Baptisms on the day of Pentecost – but why do we Baptize? Is it something we take for granted…something we enjoy because of the pomp and circumstance? And why do we Baptize children?