He was lying there, surrounded by angels. Did you see Him?
The Homeless Jesus sculpture is located within the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd’s compound, at the Garden of Resurrection overlooking the main entrance of the Cathedral church.
Sculpted by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, it depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. His Face and Hands are obscured, hidden under a blanket, but crucifixion wounds on His Feet reveal His identity. One is reminded of what the Lord said about the Son of Man having nowhere to lay His Head: ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.’ Matthew 8:20
The scupture further challenge us to ponder on the saying, ‘In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:40
The sculpture was a donation to Archbishop William Goh. He blessed it on Christmas Day, 25 December 2016.