Sally Quinn, a Protestant, is getting lots of flack by Catholics and William Donohue’s Catholic League for taking Communion at Tim Russert’s Roman Catholic funeral. She writes a great explanation here. I really dislike it when Christians get all proprietary and exclusive about rituals. It reeks of us vs. them mentality when, from what I read of Jesus, he didn’t even exclude the Gentile “dogs” from eating the scraps from the Master’s table (Matthew 15:24-28). So, how can Christians do any less? Is the Eucharist the church’s property to include and exclude whom they will or is it the open invitation of God to partake in the Kingdom? What do you think?