Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jesus lives here...


...well, maybe not.   This name plate may merely indicate the family name of the people who live here.

Usually, though, Spanish speaking people would use the name, Jesus, as a first name; Jesus Rodriquez, for example.

It is also possible that the residents thought this name plate would be a good way to evangelize the neighborhood.

Unfortunately, it's my neighborhood.

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, poor you, Lowell!! That is really strange, but not -- if you'll forgive me -- anything particularly unusual about the South!! Hope you've had a great day and an even better tomorrow!! Stay off the streets!!!

magiceye said...

Consider yourself blessed!! ;)

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Linda said...

Very cool find, Lowell! I think that Jesus in Spanish is pronounced YEAH-ZOO.

Pierre BOYER said...

Great !
Lucky Lowell ! So, you can ask for some bread.... ;-)
Enjoy your sunday my friend !
Best regards,

Pierre

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What Deepak said :)

llandudnopictures said...

You have a very exclusive neighbourhood...

Birdman said...

... there goes the neighborhood. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

William Kendall said...

I'd be inclined to think they'd include a cross or a fish if they were evangelicals.

Lowell said...

Don’t feel bad. He seems to have multiple homes in my community; a lot of cars and trucks in driveway and all down the Hwy 200 area, and in the Publix grocery store parking lots. I know he is violating many rules in my community by parking illegally and overnight in restricted area; in some instances he has not paid his homeowner’s dues and expenses and never attends meetings or contributes in any way. The owner of our huge, (over 10,000 home owners, I have been told,) is a well established Jewish philanthropist whose family has contributed land and buildings to many hospitals and schools, etc., plus a lovely scenic park [Sholom Park] for the public to use. Mr. Golen hasn't complained as he can do as he pleases privately and to some degree with the family’s wholly owned businesses.

It could be a problem if he was a Black Muslim because he might be treated as a President. He is President and CEO of more than one entity locally and elsewhere in Florida.

I suggest you ignore it, unless you feel it worthwhile to demand that the authorities look into it as possible fraud.

I have several examples of Mexican art and Buddhist statuary on my lawns and inside our fenced in enclosure facing one of our gold courses, plus a prominent large raised painting of two Flamenco Dancers, that are quite visible thru our dining room windows facing the street, plus on very nice crystal Mezuzah on the front door, given us by a good friend, a Christian Minister years ago. So far no one has commented on them and we have been here ten years. The nearest Jew to us lives a few streets over, and I am not sure she has ever visited us. I take the attitude to live and let live, unless I have to protect us in the event of threats. So far there have not been any. If by any chance, the real Jesus lives here, He is welcome but I do not speak Aramaic, so there isn’t much I can offer, other than bandaids if needed for some of his unhealed wounds. There are many churches in our area, so perhaps he is busy visiting or entertaining.

VP said...

I think there are much worse guys around than would-be evangelizers...

Kate said...

Thank God, Lowell. Imagine all the wine you can drink when you bring carafes of water to your good friend Jesus. You will never lose your way if you know Jesus!

Kay said...

Look at it this way: the next time someone asks "What would Jesus do?" you know where you can go for answers, right?

Small City Scenes said...

Remember the song--"Gladly the cross--eyed bear"?
Oh no that was 'gladly the cross I bear'.
Well consider it
MB

Halcyon said...

You should be happy to have Jesus as a neighbor!

Bibi said...

Love Kay's comment! Ring their doorbell on Halloween and see who answers.

stardust said...

My understanding of Jesus is the one who preferred honorable poverty.

Yoko

Manuel said...

Por lo que leo, veo que tenéis problemas entre el vecindario. La convivencia siempre es muy difícil, por eso debe de estar basada en el respeto mutuo.
Hay una frase del filósofo francés, Jean Paul Sartre, que lo define muy bien, ésta dice:"Mi libertad termina donde empieza la de los demás".
La foto muy buena......Como siempre.
Un cordial saludo desde Sevilla.

Gunn said...

I don`t know anyone with the name Jesus here:)

Cezar and Léia said...

I don't know what to say...I like blue in the painting! :)
Lëia

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