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Religious TraditionPlay
Typically used in Christian ceremonies where godfathers commit to support a child's faith journey. SlideMichael became the godfather at his nephew's christening ceremony.
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Moral SupportPlay
A godfather is expected to provide moral and ethical guidance throughout the child's life. SlideAs my godfather, uncle Bob is always there to advise me on right and wrong.
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Beyond ReligionPlay
While rooted in religion, godfather now implies any mentor-like figure offering guidance. SlideEven though he's not officially my godfather, Mr. Jones guides me like one.