Police called on homeless person asleep on park bench; it was actually a Jesus statue

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/10/16/police-called-on-homeless-person-asleep-on-park-bench-it-was-actually-a-jesus-statue.html

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I’d lay down good money that if the actual, historical Jesus showed up in that town some busybody would call the cops on him too.

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My Jesus

Todd Agnew

Which Jesus do you follow?
Which Jesus do you serve?
If Ephesians says to imitate Christ
Then why do you look so much like the world?

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the arrogant
So which one do you want to be?

Blessed are the poor in spirit
Or do we pray to be blessed with the wealth of this land
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Or do we ache for another taste of this world of shifting sand

'Cause my Jesus bled and died for my sins
He spent His time with thieves and sluts and liars
He loved the poor and accosted the rich
So which one do you want to be?

Who is this that you follow
This picture of the American dream
If Jesus was here would you walk right by on the other side or fall down and worship at His holy feet

Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins
But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part
Sometimes I doubt we’d recognize Him

'Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and the least of these
He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

'Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet would stain the carpet
But He reaches for the hurting and despised the proud
I think He’d prefer Beale St. to the stained glass crowd
And I know that He can hear me if I cry out loud

I want to be like my Jesus!
I want to be like my Jesus!

Not a posterchild for American prosperity, but like my Jesus
You see I’m tired of living for success and popularity
I want to be like my Jesus but I’m not sure what that means to be like You Jesus
'Cause You said to live like You, love like You but then You died for me
Can I be like You Jesus?
I want to be like my Jesus

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Todd Agnew

My Jesus lyrics © Sovereign Music

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Of course. Of course of course of course.

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I didn’t know there are more than one of those statues. There’s one of those in Louisville too,

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It’s the 'roids.

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Funny, the statue looks rather dented now.

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Gosh darn those long-haired, sandal-wearing hippies! /s

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(Thwak! Thwak!)

Man, this guy can really take a beating. He’s not getting up for anything!

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To be fair, the Skateboarding Jesus statue also gets a lot of police calls, too.
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Christ, what an - oh never mind.

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Was coming to same the same. thanks for beating me to it.

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If there were a prize for summing up the American “Christian” ethos in 2020, this news story would definitely be a contender.

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“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”

Matthew 25:40

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"To preach of peace and brotherhood
Oh, what might be the cost!
A man he did it long ago
And they hung him on a cross
Long ago, far away
Those things don’t happen nowadays"

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