Is it a sin not to drink Christ’s blood during Communion? I see a lot of people receiving the body of Christ but then refusing to drink the blood of Christ after. I don’t understand why people do this. I asked my friend why she did this and she said that she only drinks the blood of Christ during “special occasions.” I don’t know what she meant, but she explained that, “for her,” it’s just how she does it. But I was thinking that it was not about her and, besides, if Jesus is being offered to you, why wouldn’t you want to receive him? She said that the deacon at her church said that receiving the body of Christ is receiving the blood of Christ, too; so, if that’s the case, what’s the point of consecrating the wine?
Okay, it may not be a sin, but I believe it to be disrespectful to Jesus. I have just been so confused regarding this matter and I never know how to defend it. Please educate me. Am I right or wrong?