“Baptism” in Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC’S of Faith

Buechner, Frederick

HarperSanFrancisco, 2004

p. 33

Question: How about infant baptism?  Shouldn’t you wait till the child grows up enough to know what’s going on? Answer: If you don’t think there is as much of the less-than-human in an infant as there is in anybody else, you have lost touch with reality.  When it comes to the forgiving and transforming love of God, one wonders if the six-week-old screecher knows all that much less than the archbishop of Canterbury about what’s going on.”