“To live such a radical life of discipleship demands a strong identification with Christ and the Church. To live this commitment demands ongoing transformation of the Christian spirit. The entire assembly, having been challenged by the Word, receives the courage to go forth by placing themselves on the Eucharistic table along with the bread and wine. As these simple elements are transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ, the Church prays that each of the baptized might become one with Christ in the Spirit. As Christ came to heal, redeem, and sanctify, so too the Christian filled with the Spirit goes forth to be another Christ, bringing the saving Word to a people suffering from the evils present in today’s world.
(Koester, AY. Liturgy of Justice, 2002)