Preachers love to get Jesus stuff. Just ask them, they’ll tell you. One of the former preacher’s wives at our church once got a velvet Jesus pillow. That was probably the best gift she ever got!
Seriously, though. Our current preacher and one of our associate preachers (who happens to be my mother) really do love tacky Jesus stuff. In fact, my mother has a bobble-head Jesus on the dashboard of her car. I think they would both enjoy a Last Supper painting with dogs. You know, like the picture where the dogs are playing Poker. Except, instead of Poker, they would be having the Last Supper with Jesus.
Personally, I’d like a figurine of Jesus in a sombrero. I’ve always wanted one.
On that note, I was super-excited to find the following gifts for my fearless spiritual leaders. The first one I want to share is the chocolate praying hands.
How great are those? I was kind of curious why the hands were so dark yet Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus are white. But that’s a topic for a different sort of blog. Nonetheless, Preacher Brent thinks that it would be creepy to eat them, so he put them on his shelf. Next to the Happy Bunny Poison Cookies that he once received.
Then we come to the socks. Holy Socks! to be exact. Rumor has it that my mother wore hers to the Christmas Eve service, but I did not personally see them.
For some reason, whenever I look at that picture, the song “Spirit in the Sky” comes into my head. “…so you know that when you die, He’s gonna recommend you to the Spirit in the Sky…”
The final item is not so much a Tacky Jesus Item as it is a Tacky Jesus’ Brides Item. It’s a calendar that I found called “Mischevious Nuns”. I’d like to share June with you. Why June? Perhaps because of the aforementioned song that is now stuck in my head.
Is it just me or does the one on the left look super-drunk?
Well, there you have it. The 2008 Tacky Jesus Stuff. I was serious about the sombrero clad Jesus, by the way.