Jesus our Redeemer came to earth to show and manifest the love of God, for God is love Himself. Jesus did this by teaching people about the Father’s love and showing concern for the people whom He came into contact with. He did this by demonstrating God’s love through healing the sick and raising the dead and calling sinners to turn towards a God that loves each one of us perfectly. God shows us the full extent of His love for us, when He freely allows His Son Jesus to be a sacrifice for our sins. Christ the innocent one has done no wrong, yet He offers Himself to be treated as a common criminal and die the most horrific death on a cross. Jesus becomes a perfect sacrifice for the sins of us all, past, present and future.
Through His death and resurrection the gates of Heaven are now open again for all humanity, salvation is possible. Jesus wants no one to perish, He knows the real consequences of sin, especially the eternal separation from the love of God (hell). Yet sin not only wounds our relationship with God but also with our neighbour. Jesus has come to form a new people across the world who will continue His message of love, redemption and healing when He has ascended into heaven, the Catholic Church, His Body.