Okay, so I got asked what the picture of the pencil in the glass of water (could you tell what it was?) had to do with a culture of discontinuity. Well, the pencil is discontinuous as it goes from air to water… at least our perception of it is.
Water is baptism. Baptism is entering the Body of Christ, the Church (capital “C”hurch), which is a point of radical discontinuity for us, even though we (like the pencil) are still the same person on both sides. Baptism is a mark of discontinuity for the church. And baptismal waters never stop running. God’s claiming, changing, shaping, reviving power is always at work within us as individuals and communities. Seems like a great graphic to me.