The Winepress is a tree just outside the walls of Jerusalem. There on the cross, our Lord receives our confessed sin, grapes of wrath, and tramples them in his own flesh, the broken body of Christ, transforming our sin into His Mercy, blood that is wine and wine that is blood, the “harvest of this earth.” When you forgive, you surrender your vengeance and bleed God’s Vengeance; the blood of Christ; the grace of God; the consuming fire that is God.

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