I have been Protestant, and Catholic, and now identify simply as Christian. I’ve watched the sometimes nasty Protestant/Catholic debate, and I am convinced that it makes the Lord weep. The two groups agree on so much, and give lip -service to ecumenicalism , but in the end, there is one small object on which they cannot agree. This small object is the Catholic host, which is distributed by the priest to recipients at every Mass. Catholics believe that this literally is “The Body of Christ”.
Protestants, on the other hand, receive communion only sometimes, and believe that the small piece of bread they consume is a memorial of our Lord.
The host is a small item, but it appears to be at the centre of the disagreement between the two major groups of Christians. At least, that is how it appears to me, a simple housewife by the sea.