Eucharist as spiritual food

When we celebrate the Eucharist, it is always a privileged moment. All of our joys and sorrows, all our lives we offer to God. In addition, we are fed with divine enrichment, in order to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

During the Eucharist we open ourselves completely to what God wants to tell us and to give us. We open our ears and our mouths to God, who gives us his Word and the Body and Blood of his Son. At the offertory we offer with the host and the chalice, all of our ability to love as well as our impotence. Christ takes them with him and brings them to the Father. Every time, we are therefore more and more like Christ.

After the Eucharist, our task is not finished. We have to translate everything into our daily lives. It’s exactly what the priest tells us in the dismissal blessing: “Go in peace.” It’s the end of the Mass. It is also the beginning of our mission.