"to Lisa Re: Shroud"
I imagine, when Jesus went from being a 'man' brutally beaten, killed
in a most horrific and suddenly, with the power that created the
Universe, awakened, revived, resurrected and touched by eternity, there
would be some physical evidence. Evidence that would be noted, revered,
and kept safe...but who's true mystery and complexity would not become
fully apparent until 'we' caught up with it on a scientific/technical
I love that the evidence on the Shroud reads like a forensic report
(wife of a coroner here), and things that some think 'disprove it' are
actually more convincing 'selling points'.
The list for these things is a long one, but even the obvious, like the
blood and water staining where the spear pierced his side, the fact
that his thumbs seem to be missing, since the type injury he'd received
would have made the thumbs draw forward...things like blood patterns,
pollen from plants only found in the area it should be from...the list
goes on and on.
I agree that as far as I can see, no one is 'worshiping' the shroud. In
fact, I have a feeling that the reason the shroud has not been made
available for more tests might have something to do with Satan working
his way into the 'Church', and them being afraid of finding things out
about it that would besmirch then and it. Just hearing the stories of
the many scientists, doctors, archeologist and laymen who worked on the
shroud back in the '80, who have come to the Lord due to their study of
this simple piece of linen. What a wonderful thing.