Monday, December 3, 2012

Godparents for Eldsters--Why?

When people are old and enfeebled and befuddled, perhaps demented, maybe with Alzheimer's disease, they need a lot of help, they are like babies, one could say.

Some churches help babies by having people outside the family also help--especially they are ready to help if one or both parents were to die.

These are godfathers, godmothers, or sponsors. The names vary.

I think it wise to use an institution such as that, one used for yougsters, for eldsters. Four post down on this page is a link to a video on YouTube that shows a ceremony, in wich godparents are appointed.

(Transcript of the ceremony about 6 posts down).


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