So-called miracles and apparitions seem to be a dime a dozen, popping up all over the world in some way, shape or form — from the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe on a grilled cheese sandwich, to an appearance of Jesus Christ on an oil stain on a garage floor.
A movie was even made about it in 2008, "Henry Poole Is Here," starring Luke Wilson, that focused on the protagonist's acceptance that miracles may just be possible — in the form of a stain shaped like Jesus on the side of his garage.
Whenever I hear stories about grilled cheese and oil stains, I can't help but roll my eyes. But a story about a local statue "weeping" piqued my interest as a reporter because I wanted to chronicle the family's reaction to this event. As a person of faith? Not so much. I take comfort in the lessons I've been taught that the best kind of faith is the kind you need not see to believe. It's the greatest mystery of our faith.