“Homeless Jesus” Statue Finds a Fan in Pope Francis

Jesus the Homeless Statue

Imagine Jesus as a homeless man—with the wounds from his crucifixion evident on his bare feet.  That’s the image which Canadian sculptor Tim Schmalz wanted to depict in his life-size bronze image of Christ, sleeping on a park bench, huddled against the cold in a blanket.The work is inspired by Matthew 25, and represents Christ as among the most marginalized in society.  Schmalz explains that with the Christ figure shrouded by a blanket, the only indication that it is Jesus is the visible woun … [Read more...]