This morning I enjoyed the comedy of Bob and Tom on 102.9, the Buzz, as I made my short jaunt to Panera. I turned on the radio right in the middle of one of the famous Heywood Banks‘ songs called “Big Butter Jesus”. The song, not for the easily offended, is in reference to the sixty-two foot risen Jesus on the side of I-75 in Monroe, Ohio at Solid Rock Church.
This ginormous sculpture is alternately called “Touch Down Jesus”. There are even doctored images out in cyber space of this stone Messiah adorned in a referee jersey…hey, I told you it wasn’t for the easily offended. Some say that the infamous Christ of the Ozarks is actually taller than the statue in Ohio, but that info differs from source to source.
There is but one choice to make when you hear songs like “Big Butter Jesus” by Heywood Banks (if anyone has that .mp3, please share!). You can either get pissed off and set out on a holy crusade to right the perceived wrong OR get a good laugh, roll with it, and get over it. I, personally, thought the song was kind of funny and I didn’t take personal offense since the Christ that lives within us is not a statue. On that note, he doesn’t need a statue to represent himself in this world. No, it is people that he indwells and hence, through which he reveals his perfect love to the world.
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