“You are what you eat,” my mother used to tell me. She was trying to get me to put down the potato chip and pick up an apple. St. Paul has something similar in mind when he says, “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?” Receiving the Eucharist is about participation, about having a share in the Body of Christ. Holy Communion is exactly that — a communion, a unity with Jesus and all those others who belong to Jesus. The cup of blessing and the broken bread are meant to transform us into loving, forgiving, generous people like Jesus.