11-Month-Old Smacks Book From Priest’s Hand During Baptism Gone Wrong

11-Month-Old Smacks Book From Priest’s Hand During Baptism Gone Wrong

One young man’s hilarious move during his baptism gave his family and the priest conducting the ceremony a story they are unlikely to ever forget.

Children are a precious and wonderful blessing from the Lord. Anyone who has been lucky enough to become a parent understands this for sure. However, raising children in addition to being a blessing, is also a monumental task and responsibility. One of the duties of being a parent includes raising them in the teaching and wisdom of the Lord.

Teaching and raising a child to love and know the Lord often includes a ceremonial baptism. But as one video posted on Instagram shows, everything does not always go according to plan during ceremonies, especially when they involve young children.

In the clip, Candace Williams, a mother of two, stands on the platform with her family as a priest recites from a book of sacraments. Everything seems to be going fine until her 11-month-old son, Sullivan, decides to take matters into his own hands, literally.

The priest is reading from the book when Sullivan, with his right hand, swats down on the book. This causes the priest to drop the book. The priest and several family members quickly rush to grab the book, but their efforts are all in vain.

The book lands right into the baptismal fountain. The clip ends with extreme close-ups of the various family members who look upon in shock and horror as the book lands in the water.

Despite the horrific mishap, the video’s caption states that the priest conducting the ceremony rolled with it and didn’t get too upset. 

While everyone may have been embarrassed and shocked at the time, this is one of those “we’re going to laugh about this later” moments. They will always remember the time when Sullivan knocked the book of the priest’s hands and derailed his baptism.

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

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