A statue in front of an Ontario church is making people to come to Christ… and tell him, “Dude, you need a better plastic surgeon.”
The statue of Mary holding baby Jesus has caused quite a stir. Jesus lost his original head over a year ago, according to reports. As one might expect, a headless statue of baby Jesus can’t just be left lying around. A local artist tried to make a replacement head with clay. The result was… well, it was a result:
Apparently Mary drank a lot while pregnant.
CBC News reports: Lajeunesse (the local priest) went to several businesses to see if a replacement head could be built.
“It has to be custom made. And nobody even wanted to consider it,” he said.
Replacing the entire statue would cost between $6,000 and $10,000.
This particular statue already had local fame for having Jesus’ head vandalized and stolen, so the priest also said he was worried about the same thing happening again even if the head were replaced.
The local artist who made the head also assures people that the current head is only temporary, and she plans to make a new head out of stone sometime next year. The priest, mostly on faith, is optimistic.
“It’s a first try. It’s a first go. And hopefully what is done at the end will please everyone,” he said.
“I wasn’t trained for this in seminary.”
I sympathize with the priest. How could anyone be prepared for the possibility that our Lord and Savior looks like one of the Simpsons?