This weekend, our Church had the great fortune of welcoming thousands of new members into the body of Christ through the sacrament of baptism. For many, it was the culmination of a process that took many months, if not years, and will forever change their lives: now, they will forever have the mark of Christ on their souls.
Sounds pretty great, right? It is.
But it does raise an interesting question: what actual effect does that mark have on our salvation? What I mean by this is, does one actually have to be baptized, as in, God won’t save them if they don’t enter the waters? And if this isn’t the case and God can save whomever God wants, then what difference does it make if we’re baptized?
Nuanced questions before us this week on Catholicism in Focus! I hope you had (are having!) a great Easter! He is Risen, Alleluia! Alleluia!