In the Church we share in the Life of Christ


No one can say that he loves God if he does not choose the way - Jesus - established by God himself: This is my beloved Son (...), listen to him. And it is illogical to claim to be Christ's friend while despising his word and his desires.

Those people who come from everywhere find in Jesus someone who, with authority, speaks to them about God - He himself is the divine Word made flesh -: they find Jesus Master. And now we are bound to Him when we accept the doctrine of the Church: He who hears you hears Me, and he who rejects you rejects Me.

Jesus is also our Redeemer. He is the Priest, holder of the only priesthood, who offered Himself as propitiation for sins. Christ did not appropriate for himself the glory of being High Priest, but it was given to him by the one who said to him: You are my son..... To Jesus-Priest and Victim, who honors God the Father and sanctifies us, we unite ourselves insofar as we participate in the life of the Church; of her sacraments in particular, which are like divine channels through which grace flows until it reaches souls. Each time we receive them, we come into contact with Christ himself, the source of all grace. Through the sacraments, the infinite merits that Christ earned for us reach men and women of every age and are, for all, a firm hope of eternal life. In the Holy Eucharist, which Christ commanded the Church to celebrate, we renew his oblation and immolation:

This is my body, which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me; and only the Holy Eucharist guarantees us that Life which He has won for us: if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever, and the bread which I will give him is my flesh, the life of the world.....

The condition for participating in this sacrifice and banquet lies in another of the sacraments, which Christ conferred on his Church, Baptism: Go therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved..... And if our sins have separated us from God, the Church is also the means of restoring us to our condition as living members of the Lord: Whose sins you forgive," he says to his Apostles, "they are forgiven them; whose sins you retain, they are retained. Our Lord established that this most profound bond with Him should be realized through these visible signs of the sacramental life of His Church. In the sacraments we also find Christ.

And even if there were ever dissensions within the Church, it would not be difficult for us to find Christ. Majorities or minorities mean little when it comes to finding Jesus: on Calvary there was only his Mother with a few women and a teenager, but there, just a few meters away, was Jesus!

Hablar con Dios