Blessed are the Cheesecake Makers

Here’s a delicious story I spotted in my facebook newsfeed this morning:

Miraculous!
Miraculous!

The brief AP account attached to this picture reads as follows:

“A suburban Phoenix family says their Christmas cheesecake sent them the message of a holiday miracle. The Arizona Republic reports that when the family in Scottsdale, Ariz., pulled their dessert out of the oven, it cracked as it cooled and formed a crucifix. The family members, who have not given their names publicly, say the crucifix is a message. They say they won’t be eating the cheesecake. Instead, they plan on selling it and donating the money to a local charity or church.”

This story struck a chord with me because I always read the “Blessed are the Peacemakers” sign on University Methodist as “Blessed are the Pacemakers.” It never fails. It also probably has something to do with the average age of the congregants I see filing into that fine institution.

In turn, misrecognition was an issue for those who were listening to the Sermon on the Mount as well. The following clip from the Life of Brian suggests Kierkegaard was right in his Philosophical Fragments to argue that contemporaries of Jesus were not necessarily contemporary with his message, therefore faith wasn’t any easier for them than it is for us.

By the way, if you’re interested in learning more about the prayerbook of Jesus then here‘s a steep sale (under four bucks) on the Kindle edition of NT Wright’s The Case for the Psalms.

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