I wrote this post about 5 years ago, marked it private to review and edit. And, obviously, I never published it. It represents an appeal to reason and conscience rather than to scripture or some other ancient teaching.
The image of the cross immediately brings to mind that sacrifice. That symbol has been imbued with a power beyond mere words. Likewise the bread and wine of communion have been imbued with power. Jesus said we must eat his flesh and drink his blood.
A time to mourn
Some pained reflections on Ireland
The Problem Is Enmity, Not Ethnicity http://justthinking.me/2018/04/16/the-problem-is-enmity-not-ethnicity/ — Read on justthinking.me/2018/04/16/the-problem-is-enmity-not-ethnicity/
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order
Quiet your soul
Repent! And Love properly, divinely.