by Phillip Day
Take a moment to picture a ‘normal’ brick wall. How many bricks surround an individual brick? One method of brick wall construction means that each brick is surrounded by six other bricks.
Now imagine a child’s name written on a central brick and ask yourself, “Who are the six people in key relationships surrounding that child? Who cements him or her into the life of the faith community.” It’s OK to put the names of a couple on two different bricks if it is true that both people are active in the life of the child and, for a challenge, it would be better to put the names of a couple on one brick only.