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"Union with Christ in the Eucharist must be expressed in the truth of our lives today - in our actions, in our behavior, in our life-style, and in our relationships with others.
For one of us the Eucharist is a call to ever greater effort, so that we may live as true followers of Jesus: truthful in our speech generous in our deeds, concerned, respectful of the dignity and rights of all persons - whatever their rank or income - self-sacrificing, fair and just, kind, compassionate and self-controlled...
The truth of our union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is tested by whether or not we really love our fellow men and women; it is tested by how we treat others; especially our families…, by whether, or not we try to be reconciled with our enemies, on whether or not we forgive those who hurt us or offend us."
(St.John Paul II,Homily, Phoenix. AZ, September 29, 1979)