Jesus the Christ
The Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, became incarnate so that we might be adopted through him as Children of God. By an act of God, he took flesh from the womb of the Virgin Mary.
By his life and teaching he showed the way of righteousness and the love, the power and the will of God.
By his death and passion, he made the offering which only he could make, liberating us from the power of sin and reconciling us to God.
By rising from the dead, he triumphed over death and opened the Kingdom of God to all believers, bestowing the fullness of the New Life, of Life in Abundance.
We share in the victory of his resurrection when we are baptized and become living members of his mystical body, the Church.
Christ gave us this twofold summary of the Law: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. You shall love your neighbour as yourself. Christ also gave us the New Commandment: that we should love one another even as he loved us. It is the duty and joy of Christians to live according to these great guiding principles.