This week's essay is proving problematic. I hope to have it finished before the 4th. In the meantime, I simply must share my new favorite quotation:
"You can't spray Jesus with Roundup."
This gem of a quotation by Kent Hardison of North Carolina appears in an article reporting how Hardison found an image of the crucified Jesus in kudzu growing on a telephone pole.
Now, for those of you fortunate enough to be unfamiliar with kudzu, it's a pernicious vine that grows all over the southern United States, engulfing everything in its path. Most folks down south do their best to kill it, but it just keeps coming back. Hardison finds this symbolism appropriate. "It doesn't matter what you do, it is going to be around," he said. "Ain't that a lot like Jesus?"
Amen, Brother Hardison. Amen.