Sculpture of Jesus the Homeless rejected by two prominent churches

“It takes a moment to see that the slight figure shrouded by a blanket, hauntingly similar to the real homeless who lie on grates and in doorways, is Jesus. It’s the gaping wounds in the feet that reveal the subject, whose face is draped and barely visible, as Jesus the Homeless.

Despite message of the sculpture — Jesus identifying with the poorest among us — it was rejected by two prominent Catholic churches, St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.”

I’m not sure what the message of the sculpture is. Jesus was a wino? Jesus is homeless because religious charities have been forced out of the public square?

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