When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
"Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted."
- John 6:12 (Today's Gospel)
"Of all the sacraments
none is more health-giving,
for by It sins are washed away,
virtues are increased,
and the soul is fed with an abundance of all spiritual gifts.
It is offered in the Church
for the living and the dead,
that all may profit by that which was instituted
for the salvation of all. ...
Lastly, no words suffice to describe
the sweetness of this Sacrament,
in which spiritual delights are tasted at their very source,
and the exceeding charity of Christ in His Passion is called to mind."
St Thomas Aquinas