By: Aaron Janecek
The angel Gabriel came to Mary and announced to her that she would give birth to Jesus. There are four reasons the word became flesh: to make expiation for sins, reconcile man with God, and restore human nature lost by son. Meaning he came to restore our relationship with God. To manifest the infinite depth of Gods love. He also came to preach and show God's love for us. To offer a model of holiness. He showed us how to live as Christians. To allow people to share in his divine life. He wanted us to come spend eternity with God in Heaven.
The Paschal Mystery was Christ's work of redemption accomplished by his Passion, Death, and Ascension, whereby, "dying he destroyed our death, rising he restored our life. This is when Jesus died on the cross for us and rose up on the third then ascended into Heaven.