The Awesome Power of Eucharist

The Eucharist is not celebrated to simply consecrate the elements of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, but to transform the assembly into the Body of Christ. This transformation takes place a through a participation in the Eucharist that empowers those present to proclaim to the world the kingdom of God from which flow unity, justice, peace, and love. This is the ultimate goal of the Eucharist, the res tantum described by scholastic theologians.

Mark Francis, “Reflections on Clericalism and the Liturgy”, in Worship 93 (July 2019), p. 200.