NHT's Writing Desk

homelessness in America
their invisibility is our shame

 'Think you would recognize a homeless family member?
the answer may surprise you...  
Watch an eye-opening experiment in conscience...

                                         'Ever hear of   "The Homeless Jesus?"  
                                                     It's this sculpture, below,
homeless jesus statue

    and it's causing quite a stir because it begs this question:
if real living, homeless people are invisible to us, 
and clearly they are,
then why does this homeless statue upset so many of us?

the 'offensiveness' of this image is that it shouts a visual reminder 
that the talk is NOT walked ...
that hypocrisy is rampant in this beautiful land
from the natives by long ago Christian ancestors 

click here for an NPR report on the ruckus this statue is causing