I’m back, and what better way to return than with a picture of Jesus. Today’s pareidolia comes from Anderson County in South Caroline. Like many of us, Jacob Simmons and his fiancée, Gentry Lee Sutherland shop at Walmart. Like some of us, the Walmart receipts end up on the apartment floor several days later. Unlike most of us, Jesus appeared to them in the partially discarded receipt.
A dark gray mark on the receipt seems to show two eyes, a nose and a mouth in a thickly bearded face.”Then the more you look at it, the more it looked like Jesus, and it was just shocking, breathtaking,” Simmons said.The couple said the image seemed to answer a question they had just been asked at church.
“We had a message on knowing God, abiding in him,” Sutherland said. “(The preacher asked) ‘If you know God, would you recognize him if you saw him?'”
That is the question isn’t it. “Would you recognize God if you saw him?” How could you possibly know? The picture on the receipt could be Jesus.
Or it could be someone else.
So, it might be Jesus here to save your ass, or Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill just looking for some tush, or it just might be your brain looking for patterns.