"The liturgy is, above all, adoration," he explained. "The Church is the work of God, God's action; it is recognition of what God does for men. And the adoration that the liturgy expresses, especially the Eucharist, is the acknowledgment of God, that everything comes from him, that everything that belongs to us must find him."
Precisely in the present context of secularization, in which there is a tendency "to forget God, to consider him not very important for life," it is appropriate to "reaffirm that God comes first," the cardinal declared. "This is what will change the life of Christians and of the Church." When the Church "forgets that God is the center of everything, it becomes a merely human institution."