To understand the Sacraments, we must understand the Incarnation.
The Baptism of the Lord
January 10, 2021 •
In order to save us from our sins, in order to bring about a true union between God the Creator and His creatures, He became one with creation. He took on our flesh. He became a real, living human being, with a real body and a real soul, while still being God.
The Scriptures say this is the "most fitting" way He could save us. Being the best and most fitting way, the Incarnation is the example for salvation.
And when I say incarnation, I mean Jesus Christ, the true union between Good and man, between Creator and creature, between spirit and flesh. ...
If our salvation is dependent on Jesus Christ Incarnate, if that's how we are redeemed and become one with Him, then that incarnate, very earthly, very human mode of salvation will continue through the generations.
So each Sacrament on some level should "look like" the Incarnation. Should look like a union of heaven and earth. All you have to do is take each Sacrament apart in order to analyze it and find that same Incarnational image.
Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Acts 10:34-38; Mk 1:7-11
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