Church hopes to bring homeless Jesus art to Indy intersection

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Indianapolis Ind. (WISH) – A New kind of art project is sweeping the world. If you don’t look closely you might miss who the sculpture is depicting.

The sculpture of a cloaked figure lying on a bench is actually a depiction of homeless Jesus. The artist is trying to get one just like it in every city around the world.

The Roberts Park Methodist Church in Indianapolis is trying to raise the money to get the statue. They want to put the bench at the intersection of Alabama St., Vermont St. and Massachusetts Ave.

Right now a Go Fund Me page has a goal of $150,000. $50,000 will go to purchasing the sculpture and the rest will be split between the four organizations behind the initiative. Reverend Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes says when people see it they are moved beyond words.

“The message is simply that Jesus came for the least and the lost,” said Scanlan-Holmes. “That’s what this is about in Mathew 25, we’re told whatever we do to these one of my brother sisters we do to Jesus himself and this is evoking that sentiment.”

Scanlan-Holmes is hoping they reach their goal by the end of July. They’d like to have the statue installed by the second week in August. Click here to see the Go Fund Me page.

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