“I laid a foundation as a wise builder … If anyone builds on this foundation … his work will be shown for what it is …”
— Excerpts from 1 Cor. 3
Anyone walking around Trinity Church in Jeffers, Mont., today will think they are in the middle of a war zone. The place is in shambles. The front steps and wheelchair ramp have been demolished and removed. The steps to the parish hall are gone. The Sacristy has been gutted, and dirt, dust, and debris are everywhere. The furnace has been pulled up out of the crawl-space and Jesus has been found.
No, really … Jesus has been found! Contractors found a five-foot-tall wooden carving of a Sacred Heart Jesus. He could use a bit of a cleaning, but is otherwise in fine shape. He was located in a space that was inaccessible until after the floor had been removed in a small add-on connecting the church with the parish hall.
What on earth was the statue doing there? Who put it there, and why? ...