What happens during Mass – more specifically, during Holy Communion – is one of the most contentious issues between Catholics and Protestants. Catholics believe that, during the Eucharist, bread and wine are transformed into the actual Body and Blood of Jesus, in accordance with the words He spoke at the Last Supper. Most Protestants believe Jesus was speaking in metaphor and Communion is merely a symbol. Centuries of holy wars could have been avoided if people had just invited a vampire to Mass. If the Catholics were right – if the Eucharist was really the Blood of the Son of God – then it would send us into a frothing, rabid rage.
Which, of course, it does.
No real reason for singling this paragraph out, except that it makes my Catholic heart happy.