Today is my birthday. I have had family call…people on Facebook message me…friends say Happy Birthday…my husband made me a wonderful dinner and bought me a beautiful gift. However, I am especially sad this year because it bothers me to admit I do not even know the date of my baptism. I know I can find it out and I know I will.
I wonder why as faithful Catholics we do not celebrate the day of our Baptism day as THE day…as THE day of our birth. Why is our physical birthday the day we celebrate and not our spiritual birthday? Our physical birthday does not open the gates of heaven for us…it is our spiritual birthday. Yet we are still so attached to our physical birthday and today I cannot even tell you the date of my Baptism.
Please do not wish me a Happy Birthday…it is not my real birthday and I am sorry to tell you today I cannot tell you the date of my spiritual birth.