Jesus Shoots…and Scores!Posted: December 11, 2009
Still not sure what to get the young sports fanatic on your Christmas list? Salvation is at hand thanks to catholicshopper.com: Jesus Inspirational Sports Statues. These nifty collectibles remind us that Jesus does care who wins in sports. And, judging by the Soccer Jesus displayed here, it’s him. He’s clearly stealing the ball from that little boy.
The Baseball Jesus is vaguely disturbing given the clergy abuse scandal still simmering in the Roman Catholic Church. Not to mention the fact that the catcher’s head is about to get mashed in — he’s WAY too close to the batter (and not wearing a mask, I might add).
Though the Football Jesus absolutely affirms my recent post comparing John the Baptist to a fullback, clearing the way for the Messiah. Jesus is the running back! I knew it!
Yes, Virginia, there is a Jesus. And he’s evidently quite sporty.
Thanks to Melodie Woerman, a friend and the Communications Director in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas, for alerting me to this astounding gift-giving possibility.