Easter’s just around the corner, and that means that I’ll be flooding thrifthorror with bunny pics. But first, a moment of quiet reflection on Sad Jesus.
I did a little research–very little–my limited, broken Spanish told me that “St Christo de Limpias” was “Clean Jesus,” not Sad Jesus, though there were some gender and quantity agreement issues here, that is nothing that six semesters of Spanish with a C- average couldn’t overcome. Google tells me I’m just wrong here. Limpia is the name of the village the statue is in, and the statue is actually called “Jesus in Agony.”
But I don’t think the thrift store version compares very well to the original.
If you overlook the blood and crown of thorns (hard to do, I know) this looks rather more like Pedro de Mena‘s lesser known works, “Jesus Remembering When He Last Saw His Car Keys” or “Jesus with a Seaweed Wrap.” I don’t know what those odd raised things on His cheek are. They may be slugs.
Really, He suffered enough. Nails, possible asphyxiation, crown of thorns, spear in side, desert sun and no sunglasses, and terrible wine, why would someone go and add slugs?
Hoping that I have a happy Jesus for Sunday, not seeing one right now :(
Salvation Army on 183 near Peyton Gin, Austin