Do not say, “I have sinned, yet what has happened to me?”
for the LORD is slow to anger!
“Baptism is for the captives the ransom price, the remission of debts, the death of sin, the regeneration of the soul, a shining garment, an unbreakable seal, the vehicle to heaven, the public agent of the Kindgdom, the gift of adoption.”
-St. Basil (330-379) Homiliae, 13, 5