Homeless Jesus

Homeless Jesus

Word association

Show the various photographs to the group and ask the to brain storm the first words that come to mind about each picture

Are they positive words?
How would most perceive each of the people in the photos?

What are the first five words you would associate with Jesus?

Homeless Jesus Statue – Discussion

Print off the following article and distribute it to the group.

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/13/302019921/statue-of-a-homeless-jesus-startles-a-wealthy-community?sc=17&f=1001

What do you think the statue is trying to say about Jesus? (What is the significance of the marks of crucifixion?)
What does it say about the church who bought it?
What does it say about the church that didn’t want it?
Why do you think people complained about the statue? Were they justified?

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