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Man Finds Jesus in His Tortilla

posted by cpiatt

Here I am, urging people to deconstruct their preconceptions about God, and this guy finds Jesus in a tortilla.

Russ, my father-in-law, lives outside of Espanola, New Mexico. He can tell you from years of living there that the area is jumping with religious mysticism. One of the most famous sites in the state is the church at Chimayo, where people visit to touch the holy dirt and be healed. There are photos of people who claim to have been restored all over the place, along with crutches and canes left behind.

I’m not one to affirm or challenge that what people experience there is real. But I did find it interesting that the priests who serve the church simply bring in new dirt to fill the hole when they get low. Perhaps they bless it; I have no idea. But it’s interesting to me the power we inhere to certain items, acts or places. Is God more or less there than somewhere else? Is there something about the experience that opens us up to the already-present God? Is it an example of the uncharted power of the human mind?

In support of the notion that we see what we choose to see, there’s Jesus in a tortilla.

This time, anyway. He shows up in Wonder bread, tree bark and any number of other baked goods. I once saw a guy who had found a potato chip in the shape of Mary Magdalene.

How any of these folks actually know what Jesus or Mary look like is completely beyond me, but the stories make news.

CLICK HERE for a video news clip about the most recent Jesus-tortilla sighting.



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Carol

posted April 1, 2012 at 7:39 pm


I think that saying that you see Jesus in any material thing you are just mocking Jesus and his Eternal Father. The day that we see Jesus or know that he is coming, is the second coming. People say that the second coming is here. No one knows when the second coming is, only GOD the father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost knows when that is. It is like things that happen to us, an accident, winning the lottery, and so forth….Do we have any knowledge of those things before they happen… NO. So all we can do is follow GOD and Jesus’ word, and OBEY his COMMANDMENTS, and when our time is here or the second coming is here that is when we will be judged. AMEN



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shobhana

posted March 27, 2012 at 5:40 am


Jesus would appear to an individual only if he has a strong message to convey and he chose the person to be his messenger. These kind of things are just self satisfying. Today’s world with unsurmountable miseries need Jesus to permenantly stay with us and resolve problems rather than appear in somebody’ bread once in a while.



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Rita Hill

posted March 26, 2012 at 9:00 pm


We will not see Jesus the way he looks in pictures. We must look for him in other people, not the way they look, but how they treat us, and what they do for others.



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