The Sacraments: Opportunities of Grace
Catholic Christians believe that the grace--the divine life--of
Jesus Christ is present in the sacraments because the Bible,
the activity of the Apostles, and the constant faith, the
-the tradition--of the early church all testify to this belief.
The first and primary sacrament is Jesus Christ himself.
1 Peter 2:4
Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings
but chosen and precious in the sight of God,