By Josh Newcombe
In what seems like an amazing coincidence the image of Jesus has appeared 3 times in and around the Olinoy area recently. His first reported appearance was in a pot of gravy being made for the mashed potatoes at St. Adelbert's Catholic charity cookout right here in Olinoy. Unfortunately the gravy was stirred before a picture could be taken. "You gotta keep stirring it or it'll stick to the bottom of the pot!" said Harvey McCalsky, a yearly volunteer at this church function. I know Harv personally, he's a pretty reliable guy, and since he's not a strict Catholic he's not prone to seeing Jesus everywhere, so I tend to believe this was a true sighting.
Secondly, Marge Henderson, of Tiedmont, IL, said her parakeet's droppings had splashed into a very Jesus-like image, but her maid cleaned the cage before she could get a picture. However she also reports seeing Jesus to our paper about twice a month, once even claiming the image of the Christ on her church's weekly newsletter was a miracle even though her pastor verified he put it there himself, so this one's a little harder to swallow.
Third and most impressively, Jeb Thurmond, from Cityville, IL, caught the picture of Jesus appearing in a wine spill which you see here. He was smart enough to not clean it up before snapping the picture, thanks Jeb, but not smart enough to clean it up before his wife saw it. "He's ruined three carpets with wine so far," said Ruby Thurmond, adding "when you can't hold the glass in your hand it's time to stop drinking. Why we don't get them Scotch Guarded is beyond me."
It's hard to doubt what you can see with your own eyes. Jeb's not very good with a computer and doesn't even have Photoshop, so I'm kinda feeling the love on this one. Plus there's something almost prophetic about JC appearing in wine. Why would he make an appearance on this carpet, at this point in time? Well the Lord moves in mysterious ways. And so does Jeb, who promised his wife if he can't get the stain out, he'll gladly spill wine over the entire carpet so it all matches.