1. Finding the Lord at the Post Office!

    LIKE YOU, I always find religious tracts at the post office when I go there to check my mail.

    Last week, I came across this one:


    A bit of a play on an old idiom, “JESUS LOVED YOU SO MUCH IT HURT,” it reads, with His hand impaled to the cross with a garish splash of blood where the spike’s been driven through. If they were going for shock value, it got my attention, even living as I do in our so-called “advanced” society where violence – in movies, in video games, on TV and in real life – is so disturbingly commonplace.

    I called up the number on the back of the tract and told the man who answered that its graphic message had intrigued me. I wanted answers.

    “My son,” the priest on the other end of the line explained, “We only had a budget for two colors.”

    Posted by on October 28, 2013, 6:00 AM.

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