This is a good work on so many levels. Timothy Schmalz, a Canadian artist, was commissioned (by an anonymous person) to fashion this bronze sculpture for a church in Austin TX; an ingenious idea to call attention to the plight of the homeless.
The hope of these Texans is that the bronze serves as a reminder that the son of man had not a place to lay his head.
I would be very surprised if one person found fault. If so, check your pulse.
Image source: KVUE-TV
‘Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.’ And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
‘For the poor you always have with you.’
‘Whom do men say that I am?’ Some say John, Elijah, others a simple prophet, others perhaps a homeless stranger. ‘Whom say ye that I am?’
Wouldn’t it be embarrassing to lift a finger of protest…
Some time ago, a similar post was written.