15 April 2014

Statue of a Homeless Jesus Startles a Wealthy Community

Statue of a Homeless Jesus Startles a Wealthy Community, by John Burnett (NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, 13 April 2014)

Excerpt:
A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't.

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