He's Got a Point

“The word of Scripture is truly the body of Christ and his blood; it is divine doctrine. If at any time we approach the Sacrament — the faithful know what I mean — and a tiny crumb should fall, we are appalled. Even so, if at any time we hear the word of God, through which the body and blood of Christ is being poured into our ears, and we yield carelessly to distraction, how are we not responsible for our failing?”

-- St. Jerome, Reflections on Psalm 147:12-20