Is actual grace the same as prevenient grace?
Please let me know if my statement sounds correct:
We receive grace to receive the sacraments / sacramentals and then in turn we receive more grace from the sacraments / sacramentals in which sanctifies us and helps us to desire to pass on this grace onto others through good works and prayers, etc. So we don't earn the grace, since Christ earned the grace on the cross for us, but we partake in Jesus' earned grace as we are one with his life, passion, death, burial, and resurrection (life).
I guess my main problem was with somehow me earning grace through going to the sacraments, but if i look at grace being something that isn't earned, but a free gift from God ( i know Protestants believe it is ), and I think also Catholicism teaches, then it is something i freely received and can pass on. Do we pass on grace through prayer and servicing / loving others?
Thank you for helping me to better understand!