Traditional Catholic Sacraments 3

Because we are human, Jesus, in His human Body, used created things while completing His mission to Israel.seven sacraments

  • He used human words to preach, heal and cast out devils.
  • He touched the ill to heal them.
  • He used clay to heal the blind man and told him to wash with water in the Pool of Siloe.
  • He used 5 loaves of bread and 3 fish to multiply the food for His followers.
  • He used bread and wine to become His Body and Blood.

When Adam and Eve rebelled against God’s laws, it was because they preferred the creature’s, (devil) advice rather than the Creator’s advice.  So Jesus uses created things which brought about man ruin to justify him again.

Through baptism in Christ we become new creatures.

‘If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new.’ 2 Cor. 5:17

Add.10546 f.5v Adam and Eve, from the Moutier-Grandval Bible, illuminated in the Carolingian Abbey of St. Martin, Tours, Latin, c.834-843 (vellum)God’s curse came on Adam, all his descendants and all creation.  Likewise, Jesus’ obedience brought a new blessing on all men and the entire cosmos.  But it even goes further than that.  When Jesus took on our humanity from the Virgin Mary, He opened the channel for those baptized into Him to share in His Divinity.

‘By whom he hath given us most great and precious promises: that by these you may be made partakers of thedivine nature: flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world.’  2 Peter 1:4

Sacred-Heart-of-Jesus-1This Divine Life that Jesus shares with us comes to us through His Catholic Church’s 7 Sacraments.  Christ, the corner stone of His Church, builds up Her communicates His life or graces to Her by means of the visible Church and Her human ministers.  They use sensory objects when administrating these Holy Sacraments.