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 paradosis-
-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,