Pope Francis affirmed the traditional Catholic belief by proclaiming that the Eucharist is no mere symbol, but the true body and blood of Jesus Christ. He added that Eucharist has the power to transform our hearts and minds to be more like him.
The Pope stated that we encounter in the Eucharist Jesus who gives himself entirely to us. “If we have faith, the Eucharist can transform our lives into a gift to God and to our brothers,” the Pope said.
Then the Pope went on to explain the meaning of the words “to let ourselves be nourished by the “Bread of Life.” It means to be in tune with the heart of Christ, to assimilate his choices, thoughts, behaviours. It also means that we enter into “a dynamism of sacrificial love and become persons of peace, forgiveness, reconciliation and sharing in solidarity,” he added..