Society seems to have an obsession with cups. It’s pretty interesting actually. As I sit here writing this article, while sipping from my lavender Stanley Tumbler, I have to say I’ve fallen prey to the latest cup obsession. Delicate chinas, exquisite tea cups, the red solo cups used at parties, mugs to hold coffee, and now the infamous Stanley Tumbler. It seems our society enjoys trying to find the perfect beverage holder to please the eye and quench thirst.
Could this cup obsession be correlated to the quest for The Holy Grail? The innate human longing to drink from The Cup of All Cups, to be quenched deeply of thirst, drinking The Blood of Christ from the cup used at The Last Supper. Is society’s cup obsession a longing for The Chalice? I watched a documentary not too long ago with my dad about The Quest For The Holy Grail. This most precious relic is The Chalice used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper. Long sought after and many journeys taken by pilgrims far and wide to behold what is thought to be this most precious relic.
The human person craves to be quenched of thirst, and the human soul craves to be quenched of spiritual thirst. We thirst for The Blood of God. We thirst for the drink of our souls. We long for the beauty of The Chalice- The Ultimate Cup that holds in it The Blood. The salvation of the world poured out for our sake, the satiation of human thirst is found in The Holy Grail. The desire for the latest, greatest, pretty cup, is a reminder that God is the Ultimate Beauty, with His Cup - The Holy Grail being The Best. The greatest thirst quencher one could ever possess is The Chalice which contains the Blood of Christ, because This Cup contains that which quenches even soul level thirst.
I’m sure you’ve seen the viral videos of people clamoring to get their hands on a brand-new Stanley Tumbler. Imagine if people possessed as deep a desire for The Chalice containing The Blood of Christ, as they do a stainless steel cup. Imagine if people desired to drink the living waters of eternity as much as they do the water out of their brand-new tumbler. Gee, we live in odd times, don’t we? As I always say, human behavior and human verbiage have hidden within them divine mysteries.
If you pay close attention and allow yourself to become one with The Holy Spirit; you begin to see things how God does. While the world may only see what happens at face value, God looks deeper into the heart; and observes the deep longings of the human soul, and their misdirected affection. Jesus looks at the hearts of the young women pushing and shoving to get the latest hot pink Stanley Tumbler, and thinks, “ If only you wanted to drink from The Cup that contains My Blood this much, you would never be thirsty. If only you wanted to drink the living waters of Eternal Life this much you would never want for anything."
May our society’s cup obsession lead to The Ultimate Cup, The Holy Grail.