In our society there is a common misunderstanding that salvation is all about what we do and how we live our lives. Salvation is often misunderstood as something we are able to secure for ourselves. However, this model of do-it-yourself salvation is not a Biblical model. Jesus told Nicodemus that, unless he was born anew from above by God’s power, he would not be able to save himself (John 3:3). Paul tells us that, just as none of us are complete when we emerge from the womb, God’s design and plan for each of us is to be a never ending work in progress. Daily we turn to God who first turned to us in our baptism. Daily we make an effort to accept God’s plan for our lives. It takes a lifetime of repentance and forgiveness for us to recognize our eternal inheritance in God’s eternal family through baptism. This is why we daily remember our baptism!