Language and symbols perform. They say, they do, they act, they communicate, they express the language of the heart. . . . Baptism says what it does, and it does what it says. It discloses our union with Jesus Christ, an embrace that establishes a new identity and opens the window on God’s vision for our life in God’s world.
-Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 155.