No, not for a job. My friend was asked to be a godparent for a nieceâ€™s baptism. And the clergyperson performing the baptism wanted â€œproofâ€ that my out-of-town, unknown-to-the-minister friend was a Christian.
Here, of course, I might relish highlighting which Christian church this professional servant of God works for. Wouldnâ€™t it be devilishly easy to make snarky comments about that denominationâ€™s insecurity or lambaste the individual pastorâ€™s arrogance? How tempting to ridicule a situation where my friend must find â€œreferencesâ€ to help demonstrate the sincerity of faith.
But I choose restraint. Continue reading →