Donna Quintana, of Meadow Lake, N.M., said it’s a much-needed blessing that appeared right before her family’s eyes Christmas Eve. Her husband saw it first.
“He noticed an image there. He said, ‘That looks like an image of the Virgin Mary,’” Quintana said.
She said the image appeared during a home construction mishap. Quintana said her husband was putting a special texture on the wall. The spray bottle he was using broke twice, which meant the texture couldn’t be wiped off fast enough. This is how it dried.
“I feel like it’s telling us something, like it’s protecting us,” Quintana said. “It’s like a miracle.”
Her family concurs.
“I think God is trying to tell us something, like a message from heaven,” said Mariah Quintana, Donna Quintana’s granddaughter.
You see that pathetic example of pareidolia up there on the left? That’s what passes for a “Christmas Miracle” these days. It’s like the Virgin Mary isn’t even trying in her art anymore. That could be a picture of my big toe for all that it looks like Jesus’ mom, but these True Believers™ are all excited about it. You’d think they’d won the lottery with the way they’re running around ascribing divine intent to a stain on the wall. You’d think a God capable of anything could come up with something a bit more impressive as a sign to his followers that their luck is about to change.