This Sunday, everyone who comes to the Service will break a stick. When we do so, we will hear a "snap". This experience is based on The Gospel of Thomas, which quotes Jesus as saying "Break a stick, I am there." Not that Jesus is literally there. This is a dramatic teaching device, to show us that the presence of God, individualized as the Christ, is always with us, including here and now. What it takes is for us to pay attention to the sacred presence within.