"An example of medicines has been made, we see them are apparently trivial, small tablets, ampoules ... but they contain a power that is then shown in the effects they have. Some Saints of antiquity rightly called the sacraments "drugs", for example one of the first fathers of the church, Saint Ignatius of Antioch called the Eucharist "the drug of immortality". The sacraments, these "drugs", in fact, taken with the due dispositions produce the effects of grace. The catechism of the Catholic Church at the end of the chapters on the sacraments concludes with a paragraph on the effects they bring. But attention, like drugs, also have contraindications, that is, they cannot be taken under any condition, such as for a divorced-remarried person, on being able to also receive Holy Communion, this is a serious contraindication, because who has broken a relationship , putting on another, how can he enter with the one who instituted the sacrament of communion, of unity. Saint Paul rightly says that whoever takes on the Eucharist in this way takes poison, that is, instead of taking salvation, he takes poison, condemnation, and therefore this is a contraindication ";
"Today the liturgy has been desecrated, that is, many elements have been introduced into it that come from the profane world and that end up gradually emptying it from its sacred character, and when I say sacred you want to understand the place of the presence of God. Saying sacred to me it immediately comes to mind when God tells Moses from the bush: be careful, take off your sandals because this place you are treading is sacred, because sacred, because He is present. So where God is present there is the sacred. Instead the layman is what is in front of the sacred and which probably desires to be reached by the sacred, but to be reached by the sacred he must let himself be converted by it and in some way must abandon something, certainly ways that are not consonant with God, then , the sacred advances and consecrates, as we often say. The sacraments are the consecration of profane matter to the use of our salvation and healing, nourishment and so on "(Don Nicola Bux)
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«With the sacraments we touch Christ, we listen to Christ, we feed on Christ, we taste Christ ("No Trifling Matter: Taking the Sacraments Seriously Again" p. 23). The Church gives Christ through His Sacraments, the Church must give Christ, the Church does not save through what she does but through what she celebrates. Among the most forgotten dogmas of Faith in my opinion there is undoubtedly that of the existence of the Grace of God, and to think that Grace, every day in the parish or community, is the whole foundation of the spiritual edifice. From having or not having grace depends our eternal happiness or unhappiness. The grace of God lifts us with a single blow to an infinitely higher plane than the purely natural and earthly one, so that we can say that between a man who lives in the grace of God and one who does not live in the grace of God there is the same difference between heaven and earth ";
"There is a need to return to having more faith in the world, to the right relationship between natural life and life of grace between nature and supernatural, for all this we are educated by the healthy and authentic liturgy of the church, its prayer par excellence, which it preserves the dogma of faith from all contamination and is the source of all beauty ". (Don Matteo de Meo)
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