Consideration of Organ Donation as Stewardship in Light of our Baptism as Members of the Body of Christ

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Hamilton, Anne
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
The Exultet of the Church on Holy Saturday night provides the reasons to be a hopeful people as members of the Body of Christ, baptized into a commitment to God and to each other. As the Exultet is sung the Church remembers the wounds of Christ as the candle is adorned. Baptism is often performed during the Holy Saturday night service and we joyfully celebrate our community as the light of Hope draws us to unite ourselves to Christ. The Exultet also provides the backdrop for reasons to choose to be organ donors as good stewards, baptized in the Church in communion with all who have gone before us and all with whom we now stand.