Saturday, July 15, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


Sally and Beth host inSPIREd Sunday!


June 2017 - Kitchener ON

When we were in this area a few weeks ago for a wedding shower, I made John go around the block after I screeched "homeless Jesus". No, that wasn't a curse.

When we were in Austin Texas I first came across homeless Jesus and posted it here in 2015 for inSPIREd Sunday.
When I posted this in 2015 another blogger, Dublin Taxi read my post and posted a photo of the homeless Jesus in Dublin. It is at Christchurch and I am still kicking myself for missing it when I was there in 2015. And now I see I have never posted Christchurch, time to remedy that in a future post!



Also known as Jesus the Homeless, is a bronze sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench.
Inspired by Matthew: 25, this sculpture is a representation that suggests Christ is with the most marginalized in our society. The Christ figure is shrouded in a blanket the only indication that it is Jesus is the visible wounds on the feet. The life-size version of the work has enough room that someone is able to sit on the bench.








Spoiler warning! I hope to find another homeless Jesus to post...

5 comments:

  1. It's quite striking. There is a sculpture outside a church here in a sitting position. I'll have to look if it has the tell tale wounds.

    The church is beautiful!

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  2. ...Jackie, it's nice to see another of this sculpture.

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  3. Love the window and shape of the roof.

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  4. I never heard of 'homeless Jesus' but it's a fascinating idea. The church window is lovely.

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  5. Think I have seen the sculpture before but still it look striking

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