‘To the woman also he said: I will multiply thy sorrows, and thy conceptions: in sorrow shalt thou bring forth children, and thou shalt be under thy husband’ s power, and he shall have dominion over thee. And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work; with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herbs of the earth. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.’ Genesis 3:16-19
But, God in His infinite Mercy, sent His Only Son Jesus into the world to take away the curse.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written: Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Galatians 3:13
The beginning of God’s re-creating or re-consecrating of His creation began when Mary was conceived without the curse of Original Sin. The Consecrated One, the Anointed One, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, assumed creation in the form of His human body in the immaculate womb of Mary and began the liberation and re-sanctification of man, creatures, plants and inanimate objects. In another way, we can say, that by Jesus assuming human flesh, made possible the future redemption of all of creation.
‘He came, in fact, to consecrate and transform all things which we had made — primarily man, made of His own image and likeness, and secondarily all irrational creation which He had made subservient to the needs of humanity. ‘ Roman Ritual and Blessings, Pg. v.
The first man fell from supernatural life and lost supernatural grace. The New Adam died to conquer satan, to liberate man and to restore him to sanctifying grace. Through the Holy Sacraments, Jesus re-consecrates all those who die and rise unto Him beginning with Holy Baptism. Man again becomes an adopted son of God.
After Jesus was baptized by water, (created), he was also anointed by the Holy Spirit, (uncreated), and is for this reason called the Messiah. At baptism, we are baptized by water, (created), anointed by the Holy Spirit, (uncreated), and Holy Oil, (created).
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.