The Weight of a Mass
Isaiah received this story from my folks in his Easter basket. This is an amazing allegory that really shows the importance of the Mass.
Without giving away the ending a widow enters a bakery and begs for a piece of stale bread. The widow has nothing with which to pay for the bread. The baker is not pleased and resorts to taunting and ridicule. The widow offers to pay for her bread by offering a mass for the baker. Again, the baker feels taunting the widow is an appropriate response. Little does the baker, widow, and town realize, the actual weight of the mass may be a bit more heavy than originally thought.