This week I begin teaching in our diocese's School of Christian Formation. I am teaching the Sacrament course beginning this Tuesday for six weeks. The first night is an overview on how the sacraments have evolved through our 2000 year history and discuss the three main categories: Initiation, Healing and Service. To prepare for the class I went back over my notes from when I took the class.
Favorite tidbit of information is this: God humbled himself, this humbling is called symkatabasis (Greek word). God humbled himself by becoming flesh, in the person of Christ, and so we are redeemable. I will not be using that word Tuesday night, but will indeed convey this fact.