The picture on the left is a barrel with the words CANS ONLY JESUS written on it. The barrel is located in a little strip mall in Athens with stores like Big Lots, Save a Lot, Little Caesars, etc. On one of our many trips to Big Lots, Mason and I saw this and we just had to take a picture. I've been pondering the meaning of it ever since. I just can't figure out what the author meant. I mean, there are so many ways that you can interpret those three words. For instance, it could mean, "Cans only! Jesus!" as in "Quit putting freakin' plastics in here!" Or it could be a message to Jesus Himself, like "Cans only, Jesus" since Jesus will probably be looking for a place to recycle when He comes back to earth. The other possibility is that at one time it actually said "Cans only for Jesus" like maybe if you throw cans in there some church gets the recycling money or something. Sigh. I will probably never know the true meaning behind the Jesus barrel.
If you ever see Jesus walking around looking for a place to throw his cans please let Him know that He has his very own barrel in Southeastern Ohio.