The Cup of Jesus

The cup of Jesus
is within you

There is no grail
but the heart

All the parables
say only one thing

If you love your children
you love God

If you love one another
you love God

If you love your enemies
you love God

If you love
you love God

– Irving Karchmar, © January 2008

13 Responses to The Cup of Jesus

  1. Dipti says:

    beautiful and wonderful brother very true

  2. Mus says:

    Yes, to love and dissolve…like a biscuit in tea!

  3. Achelois says:

    Salaam dear brother

    How you beautifully retell the true message of Jesus! Amazing, mA.

  4. Maithri says:

    Precious brother,

    This brings tears to my eyes.

    How wise, wonderful and loving you are.

    Your existence in this world gives me hope.

    With reverent love and deep thanks, Maithri

  5. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Baba Darvish,

    Ya Darvish! Bless you for pouring out sacred wine from the cup of Jesus (alayhi al-salam)

    Abdur Rahman

  6. Ashley Lyn says:


    This is beautiful and inspiring. Just what I needed today on a cold, rainy, Boston morning.

    Have a blessed week,
    Ashley Lyn

  7. Barbara says:

    Ah dearest Irving,

    those four magic letters form the secret to happiness! So easy, and yet we complicate natural uneffortless beauty! Thank you

  8. priya says:

    beautiful dear brother…………….if you love you love God……so very true.and thanks for reposting my poem….

  9. Shahrzad says:

    You are wonderful poet, bro Irving.
    To love and let love.. I believe people usually misunderstand what “Love” really is. That’s why many people talk about love, yet there are still many loveless moments in their life..

  10. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Brothers and Sisters:

    Thank you all for the kind and generous words about my humble effort to express what is in my heart :) May God bless you all with ever increasing wisdom and love. Ameen.

    Ya Haqq!

  11. Jeroen says:

    The Truth…. so obvious, so simple and so beautiful. Thank you for expressing i in such a moving way.

    Ya Haqq dear Brother Irving,

  12. Josef Sefton says:

    Thank you Irving for sharing this very good poem with us.
    Let’s praise Almighty God daily for blessing us with Jesus’ loving words and for bringing to our rememberance His compassionate deeds.

    Precious Irving, Psalm 23 was one of the first Psalms I fell in love with. In verse 5 we read…my cup runneth over. What does the Shepherd of our soul give us to drink? Truly His drink is always filled with faith, hope and love that nourishes us.

    King David testified that because the Lord was shepherding his life his needs would be provided for. Truly he didn’t want for faith, hope and love when he walked faithfully before God!

    Friends, you too can know the God who restored King David’s soul and comforted him! Although David was often harassed unjustly by Saul Almighty God blessed him with the opportunity to minister to his “enemy” with his harp playing. Friends, may Almighty God bless you with the witness in 2012 that your cup runneth over with his blessings!
    Praise him for leading you in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake, for he is worthy of pure praise!

    Blessings to you Irving, and your whole family.

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