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Jesus's Gifts to Us

The sacraments have affected me in many ways. I know that the sacraments can bring people together, and it can give new life. It is an important part of our faith as Catholics. Jesus gave them to us so we all can receive the gift of grace. Without them we couldn't receive God’s grace and we would more distant from God.
Baptism is an important part of my life as a Catholic. It is frees me of original sin and it is part of the initiation in the Catholic Church. Baptism is important because it allows us to go to enter the kingdom of God. Even though I can’t remember my baptism, I learn more about it in my religion class at school. I learn its lasting affect and what it means to us as Catholics. It inspires me to learn more and to appreciate our faith more. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
Many Catholics treasure the sacrament of Reconciliation. This sacrament can be also known as the sacrament of Penance and Confession. Even though the word “Reconciliation” is most commonly used. The word “Penance” best describes this sacrament. In fact, there is a virtue of penance. The sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism, when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them, and is willing to make satisfaction for them. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he redeemed all of us from our sins. It reunites the soul to God. Once we get it, sanctifying grace is restored to the soul. Every time we get Reconciliation, it strengthens our relationship with God even more! “Your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5;20)
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...oly Spirit’s gifts of strength, faith, peace, and courage. Though the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, the Catholic Church carries out of what Jesus started out long ago. The Church carries out the mission of compassion and healing for the sick. I have never received this sacrament, but I do know someone who has and I do think that it help him heal. “Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he [Jesus] laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.” Luke 4: 40
The sacraments are truly a gift from Jesus. He gave them to us so we can spend eternal life with him in heaven. Each sacrament brings us closer to Jesus, and reminds us of all of the sacrifices he made for us (especially the one on the cross). I will always remember what Jesus did for us, and continue to receive the blessed sacraments.
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