My Lord…it must be Jesus!

This is the St James Church on the bustling intersection in Sydney.

Walking on the tide side of the church I noticed a homeless person covering himself in a blanket with only his feet protruding. But then I thought, is it a real person or just a sculpture?

Looking at it more closely, I noticed that it had a deep cut on its left feet… then I knew it must be Jesus.

This is a sculpture located in the busy intersection of St James’ Church in King St, Sydney. The figure is a statue of the “Homeless Jesus.” by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz.

Visual art is a way of preaching, and this is one of them being such a powerful experience. It teaches compassion as in the Gospel Matthew 25:34-46.

And as the artist Schmalz says in his words…“Like this passage, the sculpture reveals almost at the end of the visual experience that it is Jesus … At first you just see it is a statue of a homeless person but with closer investigation, you realise it’s Jesus.”

I am linking this to Debbie’s 6WS

7 Comments Add yours

  1. margaret21 says:

    A clever idea that would make believer and non-believer alike stop in their tracks.

    1. Teresa says:

      I don’t know about that … among the four of us walking, it was only me who saw it haha thanks for the comment Margaret.

      1. margaret21 says:

        The ever-observant photographer …

  2. This is a very emotionally moving statue. I think JC would be pleased at this interpretation.

    1. Teresa says:

      I think He would be. I was moved by it too.

      1. I forwarded the link to my parents. They are activists to end homelessness. They found the sculpture very moving.

        1. Teresa says:

          Glad you liked it. I was so moved as well when I saw it.

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