YOUCAT Series 23 – How We Celebrate the Christian Mysteries: The Seven Sacraments of the Church

Question 193
Christ, the original sacrament, is what unites all seven sacraments together.

Q. 193
From Lumen gentium No. 48:

Christ, having been lifted up from the earth has drawn all to Himself.(239) Rising from the dead(240) He sent His life-giving Spirit upon His disciples and through Him has established His Body which is the Church as the universal sacrament of salvation. Sitting at the right hand of the Father, He is continually active in the world that He might lead men to the Church and through it join them to Himself and that He might make them partakers of His glorious life by nourishing them with His own Body and Blood. Therefore the promised restoration which we are awaiting has already begun in Christ, is carried forward in the mission of the Holy Spirit and through Him continues in the Church in which we learn the meaning of our terrestrial life through our faith, while we perform with hope in the future the work committed to us in this world by the Father, and thus work out our salvation.(241)

Reflection Questions
• Why can’t science either prove or disprove God’s existence?
See Scientism and God’s Existence: A Commentary by Fr. Barron.

• What is wrong with the statement, ‘I’m personally opposed, but I can’t impose my values on others’?
See Personally Opposed, but Sleeping with the Enemy.

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Posted on November 5, 2012, in Apologetics, Catholicism, Christianity, Jesus, Youcat, Youcat Study Group and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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