“TORONTO — A southern Ontario artist says he’s “very, very happy” that his homeless Jesus sculpture is being used to help the most marginalized people in society.
Tim Schmalz’s sculpture depicting a homeless Jesus sleeping under a blanket on a park bench was unveiled a week ago in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., and has already prompted people to leave money, food and other items.
The bronze statue was unveiled last Tuesday outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, which collects the items each day and donates them to a local organization that helps the homeless.”
Interesting concept certain to raise a few questions. The artist is from St. Jacobs, Ontario, which is a well-known Amish/Mennonite community.