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|Posté le: Dim 9 Juil - 16:57 (2017) Sujet du message: The Eighth Sacrament
This book carefully uncovers the beauty of the sacraments of the Church. It tells us how God, the master artist, who conceives the design of a human being, His masterpiece, first in His mind makes use of the sacrament of Matrimony as a canvas to realize the design with the cooperation of men and women as His coartists. Though the design God had in His mind was perfect, the actual work is imperfect because His coartists who physically portrayed the masterpiece themselves are imperfect. But God transforms human beings, over the course of time, into a masterpiece through the sacraments of the Church. God calls a person by his name in the sacrament of Baptism, which is the very first divine touch of God upon the soul of an individual; the sacrament of Reconciliation is an ongoing bathing in the mercy of God; the Lord, in the Eucharist, feeds us with the divine food and drink for the journey, and by eating the body and drinking the blood of the Lord, human becomes divine; God gives us higher power by the sacrament of Confirmation, but it also challenges one to live according to the Spirit; the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the last touch of God upon the soul of His masterpiece; God calls men into Holy Orders who, like the men and women in marriage, cooperate with God in carving a person into a masterpiece by administering the sacraments of the Church.
As the author unveils the striking beauty of the sacraments, he also invites readers to delve deep into them to explore the hidden and untapped riches that will change one's life forever.
publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. (April 29, 2017)
isbn: 1640280642, 978-1640280649,
weight: 1.1 pounds (