"The union with Christ brought about by the Eucharist also brings a newness to our social relations: this sacramental ‘mysticism’ is social in character. Indeed, union with Christ is also union with all those to whom he gives himself. I cannot possess Christ just for myself; I can belong to him only in union with all those who have become, or who will become, his own. The relationship between the eucharistic mystery and social commitment must be made explicit…In the memorial of his sacrifice, the Lord strengthens our fraternal communion and, in a particular way, urges those in conflict to hasten their reconciliation by opening themselves to dialogue and a commitment to justice."
Overwhelmed by the love of God truly experienced in and through the Eucharist, we must and can love God and others in return. We become united to God and to one another, and learn to view others with the love God has for all. And in imitating the selfless love of God in the church, the church comes to manifest God to all.