I had to read this story twice to understand... and even then I'm hazy. It appears the divine Jesus has made a rare Halloween appearance to bolster the spirits (!) of a dejected pumpkin-decorating contest loser in Jersey.
"My whole department, about 25 people, said it looks like the face of Jesus Christ," said Kathy St. Clair, a printing billing specialist for the company. "It's a sign that he (Jesus Christ) is in the midst of everything." The pumpkin was decorated by St. Clair as part of a contest. St. Clair said she splattered it with yellow, green, red and blue wax paint, inspired by the horror movie "Hellraiser." St. Clair lost the contest, which was held on Wednesday, but on Friday, co-workers began to notice that some settled wax on the gourd formed a likeness of Jesus Christ.
The part I don't understand is that she claims that she didn't intend the image, but it's still somehow divine that she did create it. Is she such a terrible artist that only divine intervention could have forced her hand to create a recognizable image? Would Jesus really respond to a Hellraiser invocation? This is waaay less divine that jesus appearing in shower mold, salt or a sandwich. I mean, those images happened on their own, and in this case we're supposed to take her word for it?
I don't have faith - I need pictures, people! Email me at liberalserving[at]gmail.com if Jesus appears in your neck of the woods. Special thanks to Marin correspondent Acquamacherviva.