A Small Christian Parade

I had to run some errands around town today. To conserve fuel, I always try to let my errands pile up so that I can do many of them on the same trip. What made this particular trip worth blogging about was what I saw while pulling out of a parking lot and merging into heavy traffic on the main drag.

As I looked to my left before turning right to merge, I saw a man dressed in shorts, a t-shirt that was way too small for him, and a baseball cap. He was carrying a gigantic cross made of what appeared to be plastic over his shoulder and appeared to be straining from the weight. I'd estimate the height of the cross as at least 15-20 feet. The man was accompanied by one other person, the gender of whom I could not determine from my viewing angle.

The first thought that went through my head was, "Only in Mississippi." Here was a man carrying a giant cross down the side of the busiest street in town on a hot summer day for no apparent reason.

I really wish I had the time to grab my phone and take a picture, but I had already started to pull out when I saw him, and there was simply no way to stop.

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