God wants us to share His divine life with us. As St. Athanasius said, “God became man, so that man might become god.” Since, our human nature is broken due to sin God must give us the necessary means to accomplish this task. The sacraments, then, help us to become divine.
As humans we are body and soul, when God became flesh and dwelt among us, Jesus instituted physical signs that we can experience in and through our bodies. These physical signs are the seven sacraments that He has given us. By these sacraments we can receive His grace and His divine life in our souls. Additionally, each of the seven sacraments has a physical and spiritual aspect, engaging our senses, giving life to our souls, and redeeming our bodies. Through the seven sacraments we enter into the family of God and participate in His divine life.