People all over the world see images of Jesus Christ in many things. Clouds, trees, rocks, and various food items have all been found over the years that appear to have Jesus’ image. But if Jesus is a fan of modern food, His favorite must certainly be toast, as it seems more people see Christ in their breakfast bread than in any other way.
According to Metro, a man in Manchester, UK, is the latest to find an image of Jesus Christ revealed in his toast. John Cranfield says that he dropped a piece of whole meal bread into his toaster, and when it popped up, it featured a distinct image of Jesus. Cranfield described the experience to Metro.
“I returned from my workplace to find that the only food item in my cupboard was a loaf of bread. I popped in two slices of wholemeal (I am on a diet) bread, and discovered that the face of Jesus was beautifully presented to me on one of the slices.”
Cranfield said he called his friend, Michael, to have a look. Michael, however, was skeptical, observing that the image looked to him to be more like rocker Ozzy Osbourne.
“You only realise the face once it’s turned the right way up, but when you do, I think it looks much more like Ozzy Osbourne than Jesus.”
Cranfield describes himself as a “strong Catholic,” and says he is sure that the image of Christ is a message from God.
“As a strong Christian I believe that this was no mistake, I believe that God himself had sent it to me to prove that he exists and that I should not give up my faith. People may mock me and call me a “self proclaimed” catholic, they may swear and say rude things but I don’t care. I don’t care because I know that was no coincidence, I know the truth.”
This incident is only the latest of many times that Jesus has appeared on a piece of toasted bread. In fact, the phenomenon occurs so often that scientists have studied it. The journal Cortex reports that seeing Jesus in toast is due to something known as “face pareidolia.” It seems that human brains are wired to see faces in objects. Take someone with a strong religious belief, give them a piece of toast, and it is not surprising that they would think they see Jesus.
Whenever someone sees an image of Jesus in an every day object, it is always the classical, bearded Christ that they see. But, as reported in The Inquisitr, the recent discovery of an artifact in Spain reveals a different looking Jesus; a clean shaven man with short hair. Would John Cranfield recognize that Jesus if He appeared on his toast, or would he just cover his toasted Jesus with marmalade?
Jesus Christ Appears To English Man On A Piece Of Toast
Is it Jesus, or is it Ozzy?(John Cranfield photo)
Linda Lowe found Jesus on a piece of cheese toast. (ABC photo)
You have to look for Jesus in this one. (Dale O'Dell/Alamy photo)
Make Your Own Jesus Toast (Instructible.com photo)
If you can't wait for Jesus to reveal himself to you, there's the Jesus toaster. (Burntimpressions.com photo)