My life has been a rainbow of iniquity—
the red of anger misplaced,
the yellow of cowardice,
the green of envy,
and the blue of dejection.
But Christ has healed my colors,
into a spectrum of devotion.
Through baptism and the Oil of Gladness—
the fragments of my mind and heart,
have been gathered,
and life restored to my fading soul.
The baptismal font:
that crystalline prism which purifies,
the disparate and multi-colored,
paths of my sinful life,
yielding new life in me,
uniting me in the white light of Christ.
I have been distilled by water and the spirit—
dissolute no longer,
dissolved into the life of Christ.
I have descended into the crystalline waters;
my impurities have fallen away,
and I am raised up again as a pure vapor.
I am a new spirit,
a pure spirit,
a Holy Spirit.