It made you think of dark purple because the grapes were dark purple that grew in Greece outside houses like white temples. LES JUPES, they call them in Belgium. --O, my dear little brethren in Christ Jesus, will we then offend that good Redeemer and provoke His anger? Will we trample again upon that torn and mangled corpse? Will we spit upon that face so full of sorrow and love? Will we too, like the cruel jews and the brutal soldiers, mock that gentle and compassionate Saviour Who trod alone for our sake the awful wine-press of sorrow? Every word of sin is a wound in His tender side. His hands were trembling and his soul trembled as he heard the priest pass with the ciborium from communicant to communicant.