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The Quest For The Holy Grail

Have you drunk from the Holy Grail?  “Just what is the Holy Grail?” you might be asking.  According to Dictionary.com=   This is what a grail is:  Also called Holy Grail. a cup or chalice that in medieval legend was associated with unusual powers, especially the regeneration of life and, later, Christian Purity, and was much sought after by medieval knights:identified with the cup used at the Last Supper and given to Joseph of Arimathea.  Well, some believe that it is an actual cup that Jesus drank from at the “Last Supper”.  Matthew 26:27-29  Then He took the cup, and gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.  But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”  Then there are those who believe that the Holy Grail is supposed to be referring to Jesus’s bloodline.  For which they say that Jesus married Mary Magdalene in secret and then had a child.  This has no scripture to back it up whatsoever. So I don’t believe this.  I am a child of God.  I believe that we Christians are the bloodline. Throughout centuries, fables have been told, written and movies have been done about the Holy Grail.  None of them actually giving any proof to having finding it or even coming close.  All of them leading to this or that country in this or that town.  There have been many people killed in the search for it.

People are (so it seems to me) always looking for something that they can touch.  Something that they can see.  Something that they can control in order to do (as they see it) good either for themselves or for a huge population.  All the while not remembering Isaiah 55:8,9  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” I think that the Holy Grail just might be both (and probably a lot more).  Not in the same sense as the others see it.  However, in this way.  If you read the Bible you will hear Jesus talk about drinking and it is not so much as to what to drink with, but as to what is in the cup.  Him.  Look at when Jesus was talking to the Samaritan woman.  John 4:10  Jesus answered and said to her, “ If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, “Give Me a drink,” you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”  John 4:13,14   Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” This is just one example, there are several more references to “Living Water.” throughout the Bible.  The quest should not be on anything but the life of Jesus.  For He is the Holy Grail, He holds the living water.  So stop looking into the world’s view on the Grail.  Look upon the Lord.

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2 Responses

  1. I have always thought of the Holy Grail as Christ, and my faith in him. The Grail touches my heart. The Grail is Him. The Grail is all that Christ taught us. The movies are fun… and being raised Catholic, it’s fun to contemplate the mysteries of the church.

    I remember a priest who thought of the Grail as St. Peter’s Basilica.. the burial site… the original church in the Catholic world. I always liked that idea as well because it leaned towards the teachings, that Jesus asked St. Peter to build the church.

    That leads to the idea that most have of a church being a physical building. I don’t think that’s what a church is at all. A church is faith. Church is how we lead our lives, how we carry on the teachings of Christ.

  2. Hello – this is my first time here. I appreciate your post.

    You said: “People are (so it seems to me) always looking for something that they can touch. Something that they can see.”

    Really, they are just looking for something to replace true FAITH. It’s easy to obey and follow when you can see and touch. But real faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Real faith is what causes us to step out on to the water even though we do not understand and are afraid.

    As I like to say, ‘real faith obeys’.

    God bless.
    joanne

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