Stern Warning at the Communion Rail

William Willimon tells the story of a United Methodist pastor, a Vietnam veteran, who found out that a parishioner was abusing his wife. When the man came up for communion, he heard: "The body of Christ, broken for you. If you ever lay a hand on her again, I'll kill you."

- cited by Jason Byassee, "The bishop’s dashboard: William Willimon’s experiment in accountability, The Christian Century, May 31, 2011.