The Lord’s Table: A Feast, not Sacrifice

The Lord has given us a table at which to feast, not an altar on which a victim is to be offered; He has not consecrated priests to make sacrifice, but servants to distribute the sacred feast.

Sacraments without Faith

“For what is a sacrament received without faith, but most certain destruction to the church?” ~ Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.14.14

The Sacraments & the Spirit of Faith

“Just as the light of the sun, while it invigorates a living and animated body, produces effluvia in a carcass; so it is certain that the sacraments where the Spirit of faith is not present, breathes mortiferous rather than vital odour.”