"Take it and eat it" (Matthew 26:26)
"This is my body given for you all: do this in remembrance of me" (Lucas 22:19)
St John’s gospel conserves an account of that long, moving discourse over the supper-table. This was when Jesus gave them the New Commandment, whose fulfilment was to be the distinguishing mark of Christians: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).
Francisco Varo, Dean of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Navarra (Spain)