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#1 of 3 Old 03-22-2012, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone - My nephews are being baptized into a Christian church; my DP & I will be the sponsors of one of them.  I bought him a children's book with bible stories as his baptism gift.  I would like to write something in the book & sign our names.  DP & I are not actively religious.  We believe in a God, but we don't attend church or regularly have spiritual or religious conversations.  For this reason, I would feel odd making the book inscription a bible verse.  I looked up "baptism poems" on the internet, but most that I found didn't really feel right to me.

 

Then, I remembered that I have always loved the poem: "The Rime of Ancient Mariner".  There is a quote from the poem that reads:

"He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all."

 

I like the sentiments of the quote & am considering it as the inscription.  I think it's kind of a "life lesson" quote.  Is it OK for a baptism gift?  I'm asking here b/c I don't really have anyone IRL to bounce this off of!  My nephew who will receive the book is 3 years old.

 

For anyone not familiar with the poem I'm quoting - it is a VERY long story of a sailor who inadvertently kills his crew b/c he shoots an albatross that they had believed to have helped them.  (So the idea - don't treat any of God's creatures poorly or there will be consequences.)  The mariner is forced to walk the earth & tell his story.  It's not really a very happy poem - kind of dark, actually.

 

Thanks for any help!

 


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I think that the quote is alright, BUT I would not put it in the bible itself. I would put in a blank card. Just me.

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Well, I like it. I think it is nice and appropriate. Could you ask their parents? What does our husband think?
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