God’s respect for human freedom is absolute.
As far as God is concerned human freedom is non-negotiable.
So, let’s be very clear – God will never force himself into our lives.
God waits to be invited in… and if he’s not invited in, he’ll stay outside. Granted he’ll call to us in many ways but he will not breach our personal space.*
Now most of us here – Irish Catholics – were baptized as infants so how could we invite God into our lives?
We didn’t, simple as that! A baby is incapable of inviting God into its life, so our parents and Godparents did it on our behalf.
Now that you’re leaving infancy and childhood behind, you are being given the opportunity in Confirmation to make your parents and godparents choice your own.
You are being asked to use your freedom to choose God, to confirm the choice your parents and Godparents (we) made for you on the day of your baptism.
This is our starting point…
Are you ready and willing to choose God, to confirm the choice that your parents and Godparents (we) made for you all those years ago?