A lot of happenstance in our time.
Is there a veiled “woman” in the Kilauea volcano [above]? That’s up to you.
And might a horseshoe crab taken from a beach at New Smyrna (Smyrna!), Florida, bear an image?
If so, of whom (or Whom)? Does it really look like Christ, the way those “brows” and mustache and beard are (almost sinister)?
Coincidence. Also, recently in the news, a woman accused of DUI crashed onto a ballfield in Maine and killed a man named Douglas Parkhurst, 68, of West Newfield, who — it turned out — had confessed a few years ago to the unsolved hit-and-run death of a four-year-old girl way back in 1968! A coincidence…
Not much good luck either for a Canadian man named Mackenzie Peddle who was driving home to Saskatoon when an ax came smashing through his windshield, bloodying him and knocking him out. “Oddly,” notes Fox News, “this is the second time something like this has happened to Peddle. About 10 years ago he was driving down a different road near Kenosha Lake when a piece of rebar fell off of a passing truck and speared straight through the driver’s side of his car, from the window, through the back seat and into the trunk, Peddle recounted to the CBC.” Police are investigating.
Those are not so good coincidences. What of the positive, even holy ones?
“A couple years ago, I had purchased several ‘pardon Crucifixes’ that were approved by Pope Pius X, regarding certain indulgences. I first bought one in Betania, Venezuela.
“God has given me several coincidences with the Crucifix. I don’t feel comfortable without one around my neck. It is a powerful indulgence/purgatory sacramental.