I would like to know what others believe the role of a godparent is.
My mother is my cousin’s godmother. My mother told me that the purpose of a godparent is to instruct the child in the faith if the actual parents fail to do so.
Recently at a party I overheard this cousin laughing with her sister about how ‘literally’ my mother takes her role as a godparent. I was quite offended, I think being a godparent is more than just a title and anyone who takes this role seriously is doing a good thing.