As they were walking along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus said to him, “Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
—Luke 9:57-58 (from the Gospel reading for Sunday, June 30, 2013)
Earlier this year the search to find a home for the “homeless Jesus sculpture” by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz was reported in both the “religious” and the “secular” press (in print and online). Eventually Regis College (a Jesuit school in Toronto, Canada) gave the sculpture a home.
From the Religion News Service report:
“To be a Christian sculptor, the analogy is preaching. If you have a great location for your sculpture, it’s like preaching to a large audience. If you have a bad location, it’s like preaching in a closet.”
The 7-foot-long artwork allows space for one person to sit near the feet of the Jesus figure.
“It’s a very uncomfortable seat,” Schmalz said.
Reporting by Newsy and the Huffington Post on the sculpture’s journey to Regis College.