I’ve often heard it said that if Jesus showed up in rags, many Christians would turn him away. Metaphorically speaking, that’s what happened when a statue of a homeless Jesus was installed on a park bench at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson, N.C.
One woman even called the police . . . because she thought the statue was an actual homeless man.
Reverend David Buck chose the statue as a memorial for Kate McIntyre, a parishioner with a love of public art. He also said:
“It gives authenticity to our church. This is a relatively affluent church, to be honest, and we need to be reminded...