Vatican City, Oct 29, 2017 / 06:14 am
On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on Jesus' command to love God above all things, and your neighbor as yourself, saying that it is in the Eucharist that we receive the grace to carry this out.
"God, who is Love, has created us to make us part of his life, to be loved and to love Him, and to love all other people with Him. This is God's 'dream' for man. And in order to accomplish it we need his grace, we need to receive in us the ability to love that comes from God himself."
For this reason "Jesus offers himself to us in the Eucharist..." the Pope said Oct. 29. "In it we receive his Body and His Blood, that is, we receive Jesus in the best expression of his love, when He has offered himself to the Father for our salvation."
Pope Francis reflected on Sunday's "short, but very important" Gospel passage from St. Matthew in his brief message before leading the Angelus with around 30,000 people in St. Peter's Square.