That is a wonderful description of baptism Rich. It is rather like James’s thinking on baptism expressed in different words as “Like a portal from another universe, ……….What’s odd is that the portal that has opened up looks remarkably like a dead criminal, executed under shameful circumstances. It seems more like a failure than a rich act of communication. At first the portal feels like an invasion, and then like a “prison break?in”. Slowly we become aware that a prison with a hole in it is no longer a prison. Some may prefer the stability of inside, but the fact is that the entire system has been altered. What used to be a closed system which didn’t even know it was closed, turns out instead to be a satellite reality dependent on a huge and massively healthy “outside” whose existence had not previously been suspected.”