‘Jesus’ sighted on a cocktail cabinet door
Nowhere in the New Testament (or anywhere else) is Jesus described, nor have any drawings of him ever been uncovered.
There is the additional problem of having neither a skeleton nor other bodily remains to probe for DNA. In the absence of evidence, our images of Jesus have been left to the imagination of artists.
Oh, and to complete numpties who insist that they have seen the face of the “saviour” on frying pans, in bird shit, on their dog’s ears and bottoms and, most recently, on a 1950s drinks cabinet.
Plymouth Church organist Robert Burgess-Moon, 35, above, and his partner Martin bought the item for their lounge. Now here comes the woo.
Burgess-Moon, who lives in Whitleigh, says he was watching TV one night when he got a strange feeling.
I thought ‘There’s a face looking at me through the cabinet’. It looked like the face of Jesus, the image everybody has of him.
We were quite shocked really, it was just not something you expect, it’s like a Holy Spirit cabinet now.
Burgess-Moon said his partner was not sure about the face at first, but now is convinced.
He couldn’t see it to begin with, but when I pointed it out to him it stands out.
Of course it does!
For two decades I dealt in vintage furniture from the art deco period to the sixties, and often came across pieces that appeared to have faces on the veneer if you looked closely enough.
In fact, at one collectors’ fair in London, I flogged a really grotesque 1960s cabinet, bought for a fiver at a car boot sale, to a couple who happily forked out £250 for the thing after I pointed out to them that a central panel appeared to have a face on it. And I whispered what was intended as a joke:
It could be Jesus.
They stared at it for a few minutes, and the woman exclaimed:
Dear God, I do believe it is. We’ve just been to church where the preacher told us to keep our eyes peeled for miracles and wonders, and now we’ve found this!
I had such a hard time keeping a straight face and air of piety about me as I pocketed the dosh.
Hat tip: Angela K