Saturday, 10 September 2011
Baptism of a seventh son
They say that babies can look right into your soul. I think that this picture of Zachariah Septimus Meinertzhagen illustrates the phenomenon. Bear in mind that he has just been twice exorcised, received sanctifying grace, made a child of God, been reborn through water and the Holy Spirit, and is incapable of personal sin. In his own way, he can probably see rather more clearly into the soul than we can.
I baptised Zachariah this afternoon at Blackfen with his six brothers looking on. Yes, that's right: Zachariah is a seventh son. Here is the family with myself and Adrian Treloar, the Godfather: