The Cup Fallacy
I recently viewed a program about the search for the chalice (cup) that Mary Magdalene supposedly caught some of the blood of Jesus as He hung on the cross. The cup in this circumstance is folklore that began early on and started appearing in paintings and influencing people to search for it. For those not familiar with symbols, a cup is the sign of enlightenment. According to Jewish law, blood from a corpse could not be collected. Also, according to the account in the Bible, there were guards around the cross and there is no account of family or friends approaching the cross until Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took possession of the deceased body. As to enlightenment, Jesus Christ enlightens the world to salvation and the love of God and we do not need a cup for that experience.
Copyright 2022 by Joan Berry