We weren’t really sure what the purpose was for this procession in Guanajuato last Friday. It was close to the Pentecost celebrations on Sunday (for the Catholic church), so we wondered if this was somehow connected to that. We should have asked someone but didn’t think to. We just watched in wonder and were trying to process the images we were seeing as they proceeded down the street. It was an odd parade as far as we were concerned.
You’re about to view some devils with whips, prostitutes, a cowboy, a cow, a farmer, the grim reaper and perhaps some other characters. The second representation was done by children. Imagine the proud parents boasting that their daughters were in the procession…as prostitutes! What a bizarre scene. Of course, the groups passing by are carrying their local totem to the Virgin Mary. I’m always saddened to see these events and this one was no exception. Sincerity of belief does not make that belief based on truth.
On the bright side, I was able to hand out over 50 World Cup tracts that day while strolling through the city. May God use the Gospel message on the back of those and the invitation to order a free Bible study bring some folks out of their spiritual darkness and into the light of Christ.