Sent by the Almighty Father, Jesus, the Son of the Father, reveals the reality of the Blessed Trinity and the great blessings of each Divine Person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In addition to expanding the Kingdom of the Father on earth through the Holy Catholic Church Militant, Jesus, through His Church, reveals the astounding blessings which every Catholic man can receive through the other two parts of the Church, the Catholic Church Triumphant (Heaven) and the Catholic Church Penitent (Purgatory). 

Jesus reveals the blessings of the Blessed Trinity

Prior to the Incarnation, the full reality of God as Father, the Son and Holy Spirit was not known and Jesus specifically comes to reveal the Father and the Holy Spirit; Jesus is “the mediator and the fullness of all revelation” (CCC 65-73) and definitively reveals the reality of the Blessed Trinity (CCC 238-267).

Jesus reveals the blessing of God the Father

In a stunning change to the understanding of the Creator, Jesus reveals that His Father is to be known by His name “Father” and confirms many great blessings which come to mankind because of the Father’s gracious willingness to allow humans to become His adopted sons and daughters.

Jesus reveals the Father

While God was referred to be like a “father” in the Old Testament, Jesus Christ reveals that knowing and accepting God the Father as a Divine Person of the Trinity as central to the understanding of God which is a powerful and new revelation (CCC 2779).  

Every Catholic man is blessed by God the Father

This new understanding of God the Father reveals that He is to be approached and related to as a true father who loves His children (CCC 239), instead of a distant and detached all powerful God, and that all men are created in the image and likeness of God (CCC 225). 

Every Catholic man can receive the gift from God the Father, His Only Son Jesus Christ (CCC 614) so a man can know the Father through Jesus (CCC 449), become adopted sons of God and brethren of Jesus (CCC 654), and to receive divine grace (CCC 2009) so a man can better imitate Jesus (CCC 1709). 

Every Catholic man is blessed to be able to approach God, the Father of Mercies (CCC 1449) directly as the Divine Father in the Our Father (CCC 2777-2854). 

The revelation of God the Father sets the new standard for a man’s highest aspiration; every Catholic man is called to imitate God the Father by being a loving  and sacrificial father who brings many spiritual children to God (Mt 28:16-20; CCC 767, 849, 902, 905, 1257, 2087); to be a Catholic father is the greatest aspiration and blessing for any man for he participates in the salvation of souls. 

Jesus reveals the blessings of His Sonship

In addition to the history-changing revelation of God as Father, Jesus proclaims that He is the only Son of God who blesses mankind by drawing near to men and revealing the truth that men can choose and be led to the true and lasting happiness of Heaven. 

Jesus reveals He is the Son of the Father

Jesus proclaims that He is the Son of God (Mt 11:27; Mk 14:61-62; 16:61-62, Jn 5:25, 10:36).

Every Catholic man is supremely blessed by Jesus Christ

 Every Catholic man is able to learn the truth about God the Father because Jesus, the Son of the Father, has come to reveal the Father (Mt 11:27; Jn 1:18; 6:46; CCC 151) and has the unique authority to speak on behalf of the Father (CCC 240). Through Him, every Catholic man has the ability to receive salvation from Jesus Christ, the Savior of Mankind (Jn 14:6, 17:1-2); only Jesus can save a man (CCC 161, 389, 402, 432, 480, 1257, 1949). It is through the salvation that Jesus offers to every Catholic man that he can receive abundant life (Jn 10:10) and share in the eternal happiness of God (CCC 1).

Jesus reveals the blessings of the Holy Spirit

Jesus confirms the reality of the Holy Spirit and the great blessings a man can receive through the Holy Spirit so that he might successful grow in holiness on earth and be received into Heaven. 

Jesus reveals the reality of the Holy Spirit

Jesus reveals the reality of the Holy Spirit and sends the Holy Spirit (Jn 20:22, Acts 2:1-4, 38, CCC 729-730) so that men might come to believe and be saved (CCC 683-686, 1864, 2516, 2671) and the Son and the Holy Spirit have the joint mission of the salvation of mankind (CCC 689-690, 727-728). The intercession of the Holy Spirit is necessary for a man to become a saint (CCC 683) and enter the Kingdom of God (CCC 1215, 1274).

Every Catholic man is blessed by the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is given to every Catholic man in the Sacrament of Baptism (CCC 1215, 1226-1227, 1278), and strengthened in the Sacrament of Confirmation (CCC 1285) allowing a man to be cleansed of Original Sin and every sin he has committed in his life (CCC 1250, 1263, 1279) and become an adopted son of God (CCC 1262-1266) who allows a man to come into union with God the Father and God the Son (CCC 747, 1303, 1316); the Holy Spirit resides in a man’s soul after his Baptism for the remainder of his life on earth (CCC 1272, 1274, 1295-1296). 

The Holy Spirit helps men in the spiritual combat

The Holy Spirit helps every Catholic man battle against Satan, evil and sin and seek the good (CCC 1811, 1889) by filling him with the desires of the Spirit (CCC 2541-2543) and a special ability to spread and defend the Catholic faith (CCC 1303). Every Catholic man who remains in a state of Grace can be continually strengthened and guide by the Holy Spirit to grow in virtue (CCCC 1266) through the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit (CCC 726, 1830, 1832).

Jesus reveals the blessings of the Church Triumphant and the Church Penitent 

Through His Divine Wisdom, The Blessed Trinity establishes three states of the Holy Catholic Church for the salvation of mankind (CCC 954); the Church Militant, the Church Triumphant and the Church Penitent. In addition to founding the Church Militant during the Incarnation, Jesus reveals the reality of the Father’s Kingdom of Heaven called the Church Triumphant and lays the groundwork for the fuller understanding of the reality and blessings of the Church Penitent (Purgatory). 

Jesus reveals the blessing of Heaven/The Church Triumphant

A key part of Jesus’ mission during the Incarnation was to reveal the reality and blessings of His Father’s Kingdom of Heaven, also known as the Church Triumphant. 

Jesus reveals the reality of Heaven/Church Triumphant

Jesus confirms the reality of Heaven dozens of times throughout the Incarnation, enters into Heaven (Mk 16:19, Lk 24:51, Acts 1:11) and opens up the gates of Heaven so that His men may enter (CCC 1026).

Every Catholic man is blessed by the opportunity to enter into Heaven/Church Triumphant

Prior to Christ’s definitive action to open the gates of Heaven, men were not allowed to be in union with God in the Beatific Vision (CCC 1026); every Catholic man is blessed with the opportunity to be received into the eternal joy and happiness of Heaven (CCC 1023-1029). 

In Heaven/Church Triumphant, men are given the astounding blessing to be able to see God “face to face” (CCC 1023), be united with the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph and all the angels and saints, and find perfect and everlasting happiness (CCC 1024). 

Jesus, through His Church, reveals the blessing of Purgatory/The Church Penitent

During His Incarnation, Jesus lays the ground work for the eventual fuller understanding of the existence and blessing of Purgatory, the Church Penitent.

Jesus reveals the reality of Purgatory/Church Penitent

During His Incarnation, Jesus laid the ground work for the reality Purgatory by revealing there are sins that can be forgiven after a man’s life on earth is completed (Mt 12:32) and that men will be held to account for the damage their sins have caused (Mt 5:25-26). Later, the Apostle Paul will begin to provide a deeper understanding of the reality and blessings of Purgatory (1 Cor 3:11-15). 

Over the early centuries of the Church, the reality of Purgatory came to be understood as a place that exists where imperfect souls may become Saints. Purgatory (from the Latin, purgare, to make clean, purify) exists so that those souls who are not guilty of mortal sin but are stilled stained by sin and die in a state of Grace, may be purified, become Saints, and be eventually received into Heaven (CCC 1030-1032). 

Every man is accountable for his sins

Despite being forgiven of Sin in the Sacrament of Penance, a man can continue to be stained by sin and will be held accountable and punished by God for the damage his sins have caused; this punishment is called “temporal punishment” (CCC 1472). A man can remain stained by sin in two ways. 

First, a man can retain the desire for sin and often commit venial sins, sins which do not destroy the divine life in a soul but that separate him from God because the man’s thoughts, words, and deeds oppose God’s commandments in some way, either by what he has done or what he has failed to do.  

Second, a man is accountable for his sins and the damage his sins have caused in his relationship with God, and for the suffering he has caused others by his sinful acts and the holy acts he failed to do. 

A man can reduce his just punishment for his sins through a holy life – While on earth, a repentant Catholic man can reduce the punishment for his sins that Justice demands.

A man can lessen the just punishment for the sins he has committed by having great sorrow and perfect contrition for his sins, striving to grow in holiness, accepting the sufferings in his life in penance for the glory of God, performing many acts of charity and taking on voluntary suffering through fasting and other mortifications. 

It is possible for a Catholic man who zealously strives for holiness with the help of the Holy Spirit to attain complete purification and not be liable for any “temporal punishment” (CCC 1472); such a man would achieve Sainthood while still on earth. 

A man’s sins must be cleansed in Purgatory/Church Penitent

The cleansing fires of Purgatory are far more severe than any punishment or suffering a man could experience on earth and are necessary for a man’s preparation for Heaven.

As Christ suffered for the forgiveness of sins through His heroic saving death on the Cross, so too must every soul suffer to be cleansed of their remaining sins. 

Souls will remain in Purgatory until they are completely purified and are prepared to be Saints; those who have committed (and been forgiven) of many grave sins will require more time and suffering to be purged of the effects of their sins. 

Purgatory is a great blessing to those destined for Heaven – Without the blessing of Purgatory, the imperfect man who is not achieved Sainthood while on earth, would not be able to enter into the perfection of Heaven. Purgatory opens up Heaven for the imperfect man, allowing Him to be purified, become a Saint, and be received into Heaven. By the blessing of Purgatory, the imperfect man who dies in a state of Grace avoids the eternal punishment of Hell (CCC 1033-1037) and will eventually be blessed to receive the eternal blessings of Heaven.

A man can participate in God’s perfect Justice by enduring the punishment that in the fires of Purgatory that he deserves for his freely chosen sins over his lifetime (CCC 1473).