stand up for what is right

by Andrea Elizabeth

In my 9th grade daughter’s Protestant health lesson on the evils of alcohol, the taped teacher asks the taped students to relate instances where they withstood temptation. One boy was proud that when he attended his grandparents’ Catholic wedding vowel renewal ceremony his grandmother wanted him to take communion, but he virtuously abstained because it had alcohol in it. His teacher was so proud that he withstood the temptation to partake of the body and blood of Christ. Granted it may be tempting for Orthodox to partake in Catholic Communion, but for altogether different reasons. And was that Church actually going to let a Protestant commune anyway?