There’s a lot of talk about light in the Bible, ‘I am the light of the world’, ‘Let there be light’ and so on, maybe that’s why it’s still outselling Harry Potter.
Do Christians not read Harry Potter? They should, it’s great. But maybe JK Rowling should’ve talked more about light, rather than dark magic and a guy with no nose, and she’d have sold a few more copies. Either that or work out a deal with every hotel in the world which means they put one of your books in every single room…
Anyway, I digress. The news is that an ‘image of Jesus’ has appeared in the sky above the town of Agropoli in Italy.
Photographer Alfredo Lo Brutto captured the sight at sunset on Friday, March 1, as light burst through the clouds in a shape similar to the Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro.
Speaking about the photo, Alfredo said:
I was enchanted by the view. I don’t often share pictures on social media, but when I took this one, I instantly felt like I wanted other people to see it, because it was so beautiful.
Of course, Alfredo isn’t the first person to see the image of Jesus in other things. There’s been tea towels, toast, frying pans and a whole host of other food-related items.
A personal favourite was when Jesus’ face appeared on the back of a lorry for a few lucky motorists in Montreal, Canada, which you can see here:
The driver, however, did concede to the fact that, as they got closer, the less holy it looked.
The closer I got the more you can see that it was simply a set of tubes and hoses arranged in a way that coincidentally showed a face that resembled Jesus.
But that’s all that life is, isn’t it? A series of coincidences strung together to resemble something bigger and, perhaps, out of our control?
Which reminds me – why did Voldemort have no nose? Did did he literally cut off his own nose to spite his face? Or was that just an aesthetic decision made for the films?
Either way, I’m sure Rowling will probably say something soon to address the fact, and in turn reveal a hidden message that she’d definitely intended at the time and not just made up years later due to a series of coincidences strung together to resemble something else…
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.