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The chalice of communion wine

Long ago the chalice of communion wine was set apart for the priests alone.

We would have all share in the bounty of the earth: wind and milk, bread and meat, that no one may go hungry.

Long ago those who spoke their minds freely were put to death by fire.

We would use fire to warm all bodies and light all minds.

Long ago freedom-loving people put flames upon a chalice as a symbol of freedom and sharing for all.

As we light this flame, so we dedicate ourselves to freedom and sharing.

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