From a handy place, too: the outside of a pub. At least, if you believe the Irish boozers who have been moved to pester media sources about stripped paint by a door and its odd likeness to a man in a dress standing with his hand out begging for beer money.
Manager John Keohane, an Irish Catholic, likened the image to the statue of Jesus towering above Rio de Janeiro.
These types of sightings often lead people to believe the Lord is sending some sort of message of hope. In this case, according to Keohane, the only sign it may be sending is about what’s served inside.
“I would like to think it was because we are an Irish pub and maybe, just maybe, he heard about the divine pints of Guinness!” he told AOL News.
With Jesus greeting passers-by at the door, business has picked up with curiosity seekers stopping in for a drink.
All I witness is the great and awesome power that is advertising. They’d be fools not to take advantage of it, given the nature and gullibility of the believing public. But then there’s this bit:
The tavern has no intention of repairing the stripped paint. Aside from enjoying the attention Jesus attracts, it’s also treasuring the image at the request of a local parish.
“We had somebody ask us what steps we were taking to preserve it until it got checked out properly,” Keohane said.
A Perspex screen has been installed over Jesus for his protection.
I wonder what they mean by “checked out properly.” Does this mean they’re going to pester higher-ups into declaring a miracle has occurred in this old paint job? Given the nature and gullibility of the believing public, I really shouldn’t be surprised they’d consider it, I guess.
I wonder if that church in Limerick has been able to remove a stump from their yard yet, or if people still parade by the thing convinced a visage of the Virgin Mary is in the wood…