Baptismal candidates come in all shapes and sizes.
|William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s “Before the Bath”|
|Mary Cassat’s “The Bath”|
|Joaquin Sorolla’s “After the Bath”|
In baptism—as in every sacrament—we glimpse in the sensuous fabric of creation what God is always and already up to in the invisible depths of our existence. God is remaking us. God’s love is saving us. Gradually.