The Law shows us the way we are to live (lesson B09), but it does not give us the power to live this life or to attain salvation (B10). God had to make this supernatural life possible by giving our soul new powers which it did not have by nature: grace - a participation in the life of God. Grace transforms us back to God's image, sanctifies us and enables us to grow in the virtues. Actual grace and sanctifying grace. Charisms. How do we receive grace? Chiefly through the liturgy and sacraments of the Church. Growing in grace and losing grace. Gaining merit before God. The universal call to holiness.