Jesus Statue’s Butt Was Hiding A 240-Year-Old Secret Message is a story I found in the Huffington Post. It seems it’s a legitimate story. There’s a link to Spanish news site. And Snopes hasn’t cried fowl.
I’m wary because it’s something along the lines that I’d write.
Let’s take a gander.
The statue, called Cristo del Miserere, had been removed from a church in northern Spain for restoration when workers noticed the hidden compartment beneath a cloth that covered the statue’s butt, Spanish news website ABC reported.
Allow me to take a moment and congratulate the parishioners and priests of that church. Over all these years no one lifted up the cloth and taken are long hard look at the butt of the Messiah. Good work. It shows maturity.
Personally speaking, I don’t know what sort of letter I’d jam in Jesus’ butt. It certainly wouldn’t be a grocery list. I’d want something more profound. Something meaningful that would communicate an important message across the ocean of time. Maybe I’d pen a haiku about Trump?What did this very real note contain?
Inside the statue was a letter penned in 1777 by Joaquín Mínguez, a chaplain of the Cathedral of Burgo de Osma. Mínguez’s letter discussed the statue and others created by the same sculptor and detailed what life was like in the community 240 years ago. Mínguez described popular games of the day, including cards and ball, and noted that typhoid and malaria were common. He also revealed that the main crops were wheat, rye, barley and oats, per El Pais.
It seems like an interesting missive.
But is it worthy of Jesus’ butt?
I’ll let you decide, Disbelievers.
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