When you think of Jesus Christ, the distributor of loaves, the influencer of sandals and the son of God, how do you imagine him?
Growing up in the church I saw the image of Jesus all the time.
Upon the cross, looking skeletal and sad, standing tall in a white gown, arms outstretched, always bearded, not one for a clean shave...
It was years later that I was told, being Middle Eastern, Jesus was probably brown, but of course, my white neighborhood had always opted for pale Jesus paraphernalia.
But if like me you think the Jesus imitations you've been exposed to were a little unrealistic, wait until you see how one church in Mexico decided to depict Christ.
Welcome to the La EpifanÍa del Señor church.
via: CNMSituated in the Central Mexican state of Zacatecas lays the now-infamous church.
Going to church helps you feel closer to God.
via: abc.esThose that attend service at La EpifanÍa del Señor must be feeling especially close to Jesus since the new statue was installed.
Possibly the largest statue ever made depicting baby Jesus.
People across the world have been shook by the statue.
@miblogestublog Whoa, that’s one big baby Jesus.— Margarita 🇵🇷 (@Margarita 🇵🇷)1574266943.0
"I never intended to make it the biggest baby Jesus statue in the world."
via: CENThe parish priest, Humberto Rodriguez explained to the local press how he had happened to order the design of such a huge statue. He said: "There is a space of between eight meters between the ceiling and the floor and I ordered a statue measuring six meters and a half but I never intended to make it the biggest baby Jesus statue in the world."
"Take a look at me now,"
En la iglesia "La EpifanÍa del Señor" de #Zacatecas tienen una estatua enorme del “Niño Dios” ¿O de Phil Collins? 🤔 https://t.co/566RicHDxK— Iәnuɐɯ әsoɾ (@Iәnuɐɯ әsoɾ)1574281359.0
The Mexican baby Jesus has become worldwide news.
More Nicolas Cage vibes?The other comparison that has been made is that the baby Jesus statue looks a lot like the Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage.
The votes are in...
Let's settle this once and for all. Giant Baby Jesus looks like .....— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574280737.0
I mean, it is pretty creepy...
@miblogestublog First casualty of the war on Christmas?— Mercedes Cardona (@Mercedes Cardona)1574267572.0
The statue has put the church on the map.I'm sure if Humberto Rodriguez was feeling like his congregation was a little slim, the baby Jesus is certainly going to help draw people in.
How did they even get it through the church doors?
https://t.co/DBAk9kv8gy— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574266465.0
It's that big.If you couldn't tell from the other pictures, this short video shows just how big the baby Jesus statue actually is.
The memes have been rolling in...
The ultimate celebrity death match. https://t.co/wthLC3B6Bk— Le Chanclé (@Le Chanclé)1574289212.0
Chuck baby Jesus.
https://t.co/CNsYrjwTi1— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574284761.0
@miblogestublog https://t.co/UCzwva1Yf7— Juan José (@Juan José)1574397485.0
He shoots, he scores.
@miblogestublog https://t.co/kqlZjnhh7D— QV-18th St. (@QV-18th St.)1574292703.0
Wait, who's that then?
Nobody: A church in Zacatecas: https://t.co/KUQIjed9DT— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574266320.0
The joys of photoshop.
We’ve come full circle 😂 https://t.co/b1wboaZlgz— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574311275.0
The content is endless...
@miblogestublog https://t.co/gzYsjJP1ak— Juan del Real (@Juan del Real)1574328642.0
I mean, she's joking...
IDEA: Let's all quit our jobs and go find memes of the Giant Baby Jesus of Zacatecas 💡 https://t.co/iPfkjcmsbY— Laura Martínez® (@Laura Martínez®)1574288807.0