Laying on its side, it may not look familiar, but I like the wood grain against wood grain effect.
Upright it's more recognisable: a chalice---a cup for communion--the symbolic act
of Jesus Christ's sacrifice for us humans. It's an iconic symbol to many all over the world.
This was brought from Israel. It's beautifully carved.
It was my father's and I cherish it even more
because my father was a devoted minister
who reached out in love to so many.
To many the cup of wine representing Christ's blood is
representative of Christ's love to the point of sacrifice on the cross,
so that we might live.
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