Ostia, Italy, Jun 3, 2018 / 13:15 pm
Only the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the food of life, can satisfy the hunger of hearts for love, a universal experience, Pope Francis said during Mass Sunday for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
"In life, we constantly need to be fed: nourished not only with food, but also with plans and affection, hopes and desires. We hunger to be loved. But the most pleasing compliments, the finest gifts and the most advanced technologies are not enough; they never completely satisfy us," the pope said June 3.
"The Eucharist is simple food, like bread, yet it is the only food that satisfies, for there is no greater love," he added. "There we encounter Jesus really; we share his life and we feel his love."
"Let us choose this food of life! Let us make Mass our priority! Let us rediscover Eucharistic adoration in our communities! Let us implore the grace to hunger for God, with an insatiable desire to receive what he has prepared for us," the pope said.