Two thousand years ago, give or take, the Romans nailed Jesus to a cross and left him to die. Since then, he has become the centerpiece of one of the world's dominant religions, revered by billions, inspiring wars and reconciliations and serving as a muse for innumerable works, both quotidian and profound.
Somehow, during all that time, no one ever thought to chalk the Son of God's face across a 17,000-square-foot expanse of parking lot. Lucky for humanity that Ed Young, the sex-loving, attention-seeking pastor of Grapevine's Fellowship Church, noticed the oversight and took steps to address it.
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On Wednesday morning, dozens of volunteers armed with 6,700 pieces of chalk and 125 bags of charcoal descended on the Fellowship Church parking lot. By evening, their masterpiece was finished.
"Honestly, I think it speaks to people," church member Roger Moreno told NBC 5, adding that the chalk Jesus "actually shows that we actually still care and [are] trying to make a difference in somebody's life."
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