Monday, January 16, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 169

169.  A pregnant woman can participate in God's plan by dreaming of her child.  "For nine months every mother and father dreams about their child... You can't have a family without dreams.  Once a family loses the ability to dream, children do not grow, love does not grow, life shrivels up and dies".185  For Christian married couples, baptism necessarily appears as part of that dream.  With their prayers, parents prepare for baptism, entrusting their baby to Jesus even before he or she is born.

185 Address at the Meeting with Families in Manila (16 January 2015): AAS 107 (2015), 176.