The Holy Church was started around a central mystery. It is a mystery that gives the people who constitute the Church hope and fill their hearts with compassion. This figure is what we look up to, as Catholics, and model our lives after. The Holy Trinity is the center of our Catholic existence, and this made clear by an examination of the sacramental life of the Church. In this essay, I will be concentrating on the Sacraments of Initiation.
We as people constitute the Body of Christ as the members of His Church. We were created in Christ's image and put here on earth to live for him. He lives through us and our actions. The Body of the Church is for the Lord and the Lord is for the body. Our bodies work in somewhat of the same way Jesus Christ's body worked. He was created in the image of God the father; the Son is the image of the Father and is the image from which we were created:
¦though He was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
being born in human likeness. (Philippians 2: 6-7)
We are created in Christ's image to give of ourselves to Him and model our lives and actions after Him.
Through Jesus Christ we are united with the Holy Trinity. The Son was incarnated for the sake of our salvation. He died in our place for our sins, so that we could live in the image of Christ following out His call to holiness. Through our union with His death and ressurection, the Holy MotherChurch gains a new son or daughter. It lives in the form of our Catholic community. Being united with Christ's human nature, we are able to participate in the personal life of God, the Holy Trinity. The Son does not need us as His Body to be the Son; we are able to be joined to God as sons and daughters because the Son is eternally God Himself.
The third person of the Holy Trinity is the Holy Spirit who helps