"Like I said, a commanded means of producing grace, insofar as certain actions are commanded, and those actions seemed designed to produce emotion. But the end is grace, the sacraments are the means, and emotion is usually also an effect of the…"
"I found some Cole Haan (maybe it was Coach) black moccasins at the outlet store for about $75 bucks or so. Granted, I dont wear them every day with a suit (I have straightforward lace up black Bostonian oxfords and some tassel loafers) but…"
"Grace is pretty important!
So: reconciliation produces absolution; baptism produces a new life, being "raised with Christ"; eucharist produces a connection with God (my view; don't know the churches'); ordination produces a…"
"We're not commanded to baptize because we're physically dirty. So it's either what Jews call a chok - a command with no purpose - or it's meant to set up some connection beyond the physical and rational. As used in…"