Monday, August 25, 2008

Exit None (one of many "Last Exit in NJ") -Hoboken Jesus

Hoboken, the Birthplace of Baseball, soft-serve ice cream, Frank Sinatra, the zipper, the Oreo cookie, the Blimpie, America’s first brewery and the automated parking garage is also home to the winking Jesus. Yes, the winking Jesus.

I’m not particularly fond of the methods of street preachers -I guess I’m a little bit biased against crazed guys shouting at me telling me I’m destined for hell and they don’t even know me. One of these guys placed a plaster Jesus in a make-shift shrine on Jackson Street.

A little background on this statue: the preacher found it in a dumpster and it is in disrepair - well, of course it is, if someone is trashing a plaster Jesus -

A little background on the preacher: unemployed and partially blind.

Next thing you know, preacher man claims Jesus winked at him! Now Jesus would wink at a partially bind street preacher to convey what exactly?

How you doin’?
Thanks for taking me out of the trash, I owe you one.
Well done my good and faithful servant.
Hey, nice duds, dude.

A winking Jesus is quite a news story and all the New York press crossed the Hudson to cover the event…..Some claimed it was a miracle, a sign from God …..

A 14 year old girl put things in proper perspective, “It’s just a sculpture. I think somebody just scraped its eyelid off.”

We’re always looking for signs and wonders.

Luke 2: “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."


Gigi said...

You made me laugh out loud once again! That's almost more fame than one town deserves...Frank, the oreo AND the winking Jesus? Everyone wants "signs and wonders" these days...sigh...The REAL wonder is found in His Word.

I hope you have a blessed week!

Gigi said...

Just wanted to let you know that I've added you to my blogroll. I hope that's ok with you...