Vatican City, Dec 13, 2017 / 03:20 am
According to Pope Francis, a Christian can't just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is the Eucharist that provides the nourishment needed to truly live the Gospel well in our daily lives.
"How can we respond to those who say that there is no need to go to Mass, not even on Sundays, because what is important is to live well, to love our neighbors?" the Pope said Dec. 13.
"It is true that the quality of the Christian life is measured by the capacity to love," as Jesus says in the Gospels, he said.
"But how can we practice the Gospel without drawing the necessary strength to do it, one Sunday after another, from the inexhaustible spring of the Eucharist?"