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Sat Dec 28, 2013, 10:10 PM

8. Tell 'em about this thing here... Bring a mop...

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Pope Francis blessed the 'Jesus the Homeless' sculpture:



VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A year ago, Timothy Schmalz's bronze sculpture "Jesus the Homeless" had been rejected by St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York and St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto.

But in late November, Pope Francis blessed the sculpture at one of his weekly general audiences in front of thousands of eager pilgrims. The pontiff touched the knee of the sculpture and prayed for a few moments. Afterward, he told Schmalz he thought the sculpture was a "beautiful piece of art."

When Schmalz saw Pope Francis touch the sculpture, he said, "I thought well that's just it, this sculpture is symbolically representing what he's doing. He's out there touching the homeless people; he's reaching out to them every single day."

Appropriately, "Jesus the Homeless" may have found a permanent home in Rome, very close to the Vatican. The plan is for the sculpture to be placed close to the Vatican Radio offices near the Tiber River in memory of a homeless woman who slept there every night before dying outside in the cold...


http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1305240.htm

to grits.

Do they support public funding for housing for the homeless, food stamps, unemployment benefits to keep people becoming homeless?

And there's the Bible verse:

Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. ~ Luke 9:58

I've read some conservative revision of Jesus that say his being a carpenter meant he was well off, also that he had a robe made of one piece showed he was wealthy. Uh, huh...

The idea of a hungry, homeless man is an offense to them, they can't tell the truth about Jesus. They want to judge and abuse.

And Jesus was, dare we say, giving out that free food and free healthcare. I'd say the jig is up.

Oh, and there are some mighty fine verses in the Old Testamant to thump them with... About not mistreating the 'alien' within your borders, as you (the Hebrews) were aliens.

They are in trouble now.

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