LitBit Commentary – Rowan Williams on Baptism 2

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“Christian baptism restores a human identity that has been forgotten or overlaid.  It takes us to where Christ Jesus is. It takes us therefore into closer neighbourhood with a dark and fallen world, and it takes us into closer neighbourhood with others invited there.

The baptised life is characterised by solidarity with those in need, and sharing with all others who believe; and by a prayerfulness that keeps going, even when things look difficult and unpromising and unrewarding, simply because we can’t stop the urge to pray. Something keeps coming alive in us, never mind the results.

Rowan Williams, Being Christian, p11f

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