"...every word that comes forth from the mouth of God"
In today's liturgy the word of God speaks to us about the word of God. Vatican II taught that the Church venerates the word of God just as she does the Body of Christ. Pope Benedict XVI supplemented and implemented the Council's teaching with "Verbum Domini," explaining the Church's mission to proclaim God's word to the whole world. Jesus tells us that we must live by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. In the liturgy we embrace God's word in the person of Jesus Christ and offer him to the Father.