Pope Francis: Make your life a gift for others
God’s love is without limits, and to follow Him, in the Eucharist, is to make our own life a gift.
These were some of the reflections made by Pope Francis during his weekly Angelus address this Sunday.
Speaking to the crowds which nearly filled Saint Peter’s Square on the hot June morning, the Pope focused on the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – or Corpus Christi – celebrated in many parishes this Sunday.
The Gospel reading for this feast is taken from John, and focusses on Christ’s discourse on the “Bread of Life” which He delivered in the synagogue at Capernaum.
“Jesus stresses that he did not come into this world to give something,” the Pope said, “but to give himself, his life as nourishment for all those who have faith in Him.”
As disciples, the Holy Father said, we are obliged by our Communion with Christ “to imitate Him, making our existence a broken bread for others, just as the Master has broken the bread that is truly His flesh.”