Our You Are God’s Child Pocket Piece presents the comforting image of a small child cradled in the loving hand of God the Father. We all long for the experience of belonging, of being accepted unconditionally. This solid bronze pocket piece signifies God’s welcome and unconditional acceptance of us. It reminds us that God has endowed us all with an intrinsic and essential dignity. This beautiful symbol celebrates new life, honors those precious little loved ones whom we have lost, and serves as a reminder that we are all sons and daughters of the living God.
A Gift for Baptism
With its message of succor and care, this simple bronze pocket piece is a most fitting gift for baptism. In infant baptism God embraces and accepts the newly baptized child because of, not in spite of, its radical vulnerability and neediness — a poignant reminder that God came into human history precisely as just one of these: a radically vulnerable and needy infant baby. God’s hand cradled and held the child Jesus during his birth, infancy, maturation, ministry, suffering, and death. God’s hand does the same with each and every one of us.
A Traditional Irish Blessing
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.