i love the baptisms at my church. since we live in san diego, we hold them down at mission bay. the whole thing is like a ‘church picnic’ — a total party, with a massive cook-out and hundreds of people with beach chairs and blankets.
this last weekend in church, they showed this highlight video showing (only a handful of the many) baptisms from the last two times we gathered for this. i know there are readers of this blog with different theology of baptism and different modalities that what this video shows. but that’s not my point here. i got weepy in church watching this — the joy on the faces is breathtaking.