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October 04 2017 The church is one, HOLY, catholic and apostolic…. !

The Instrument of Salvation is the Church. But how are we to understand the Creed’s closing: one, holy, catholic and apostolic church, and particularly the meaning of “holy”? We might begin by looking at sin as unfaithfulness between a husband and wife. Only with sin it is infidelity toward God. As with marriage, this infidelity has consequences. Interestingly, these consequences can be a cause for our repentance. And with repentance comes atonement. But what can we possibly do to make reparation for our infidelity to our marriage covenant with God? Into this infinite inability to repair for what we have done, Jesus comes to save us. Balthasar suggests that God the Father says: “Take my only begotten Son and give him in your place.”