For centuries, Christians have struggled to find the right way to worship God. We creatures have made major innovations, but each time try something new, our religion becomes more human and less divine. The Body of Christ has become fragmented and weak because human beings, not Jesus, have been in the driver’s seat for far to long.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. Our Lord gave us a Sacramental framework to guide us and protect us in our journey to heaven. They are rooted in the Old and New Testaments, and serve as a foundation for ever-deepening intimacy with God.
Without the sacraments, we are ultimately left along, groping in the dark and dependent on our our imperfect wits to reach heaven. How can we ever achieve Heaven by ourselves? Only external acts by God can save us.