The Saving Work of Christ
When we consider the saving work of Jesus it is easy enough to say that “my faith saves me.” Likewise, when we focus on that all-important work of God, we also tend to emphasize the result: redemption, salvation, or sanctification. The purpose of this piece is to look at how Jesus accomplished all of these things. My hope is to present, with some clarity, the beauty of the actions of God. The saving work of Jesus is timeless and eternal, but he also accomplished it in time and in history. To that effect, I will be looking at his incarnation, passion, resurrection, ascension, and the Pentecost.
“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (Jn 1:14)
The saving work of God began when man sinned against God. He promised that the seed of woman might strike the head of that ancient enemy (cf., Gen 3:15). This promise was fulfilled through the Blessed Virgin who, greater than the patriarchs and prophets, submitted h