Baptism was not over and done with the day we were taken to the font.
We are baptised by all that happens to us in life.
We are baptised by hardship; in its turbulent waters we are purified of all that is false and useless.
We are baptised by suffering; in its murky waters we grow in humility and compassion.
We are baptised by joy; in its gurgling waters we experience the goodness of life.
We are baptised by love; its singing waters we blossom like flowers in the sun.
Baptism is like the planting of a seed, it will take a lifetime for this seed to grow and ripen.