How do we become the person God created us to be? . . . How do you participate in God’s embrace for your life? The biblical key is baptism—immersion into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the pattern of spirituality—putting off the old person who has been buried with Christ in death; putting on the new person raised to the new life of the Spirit.
-Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 26.