Personal Jesus

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Does anyone else see the resemblance?  Byzantine Jesus looks like he could be my little brother.  OMG, we totally have the same eyes.  Seriously – the exact same nose too.

This is what I said years ago when I went on this church bus trip to the Orthodox monastery in Herkimer, NY.  We were in the gift shop perusing the icon post cards. I sort of said it to myself and then my friend Betty started yelling, “Karen thinks she looks like Jesus!  Karen thinks she looks like Jesus!”

Stupid funny.  I guess you had to be there.

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Apparently, there is no description of Jesus in the bible. There are stories of people seeing him in dreams then creating the first icon paintings from their recollections/imagination.  Most of those images look like the people of the time with features depicting the specific culture of the artist. Hence, the Eastern European looks.

Lol. My information comes from Wikipedia. I’m sure there is more to it than that, if anyone cares to enlighten me/do the research.

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The other night I was out with my sister and she took a group photograph.  In my defense, I was near the stage lights – it looks like I have a white beard in this one.  It’s the lighting!

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Can you see it now?

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Who is your celebrity look-a-like?

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