Jesus’ mom has decided to make an appearance in a lump of ice under the hitch of some yokel’s mobile home. As is par for the course when this happens a lot of very credulous people are making a big deal out of it:
“This is unbelievable,” the 24-year-old Gonzalez says. “This is something you see on the news (happening somewhere else).
“It’s a blessing. It could just be a sign from the Father above.”
There was no argument from the people who have come to view Mary.
Gonzalez said about 50 people came by Wednesday night, and more were coming this morning. Some, he knew. Some, he didn’t.
Candles and flowers have been left by those paying respects. Others have hung rosary beads around Mary. Many gently touched her.
“If you touch snow, your hands get wet,” Gonzalez said this morning. “But if you touch this, it’s like dry ice.”
“I can’t explain it,” one man said after spending several minutes pointing a video camera at the roughly foot-high statue.
Carmen Rosa, who also lives in Northgate, had much to say.
She spoke in Spanish as Gonzalez translated, “This is a message from God, to let us know there’s a chance for us to change our lives. …
“It’s a truly great blessing for it to appear here near us.”
As always you can click the pic to embiggen a bit. Looks more like a sex toy to me, but that could just be a personal bias. Not sure how a poorly sculpted image of the Virgin Mary comes across as a message from God to change our lives. Perhaps he’s threatening to turn us all into vaguely human shaped lumps of ice? I guess salt is too expensive these days.