Monday, April 14, 2014

Statue of "Homeless Jesus"

This is a bit of a conversation-starter in the arena of theology and the arts. A statue of a homeless Jesus was set up recently in a wealthy northern suburb of Charlotte. The reaction has been mixed, but mostly positive.

While the work of the cross is central to Jesus's time spent on earth, we have to remember that it's not the only way he humbled himself (Luke 9:58, Phil. 2:5-11). As Christians, we worship a sovereign God who humbled himself to the state a homeless commoner, only speaking Truth and serving others. It's a rightfully humbling thing to keep in mind this week.

Image from John Burnett/NPR.