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There is an interesting statue at my school of a homeless person lying on a bench. It is called Homeless Jesus.
I think we can all just look at this for a moment and learn something important. That is after all what art is for. This statue is on a bench in the middle of campus. It is always there as a constant reminder that poverty exists. Just because students have the luxury of being able to afford school and a lifestyle that allows them to stay there does not mean that poverty is not a concern. Its presence is a little uncomfortable and always there, just like the presence of poverty.
The statue itself looks very convincing as a person. When I first saw it I thought there was a real human on the bench sleeping under a garbage bag. When I first saw the statue it was pouring rain. I felt so bad that this person didn’t have a place they could take shelter, that they had to just deal with the elements. The reality is that the homeless do often deal with the elements. If the weather is freezing outside, where do you think they sleep? When you walk by this statue in the winter it is covered in snow. This statue is outside on this bench no matter what the weather, just as homeless people are outside dealing with it at all times.
The most interesting part of the statue is its feet. You only see it if you look closely, but there are holes in the statue’s feet. This is how you can tell the statue is the figure of Jesus since the holes are from the nails used to attach Jesus to the Cross. The Homeless are often marginalized. They are ignored. But, at least from a Christian standpoint, Christ can be found within every single person. To say it in a secular way, every person, even the marginalized, has dignity and goodness in their hearts. But you are only going to see that if you look at them closely. Not if you turn your head away and keep walking by.

There is an interesting statue at my school of a homeless person lying on a bench. It is called Homeless Jesus.

I think we can all just look at this for a moment and learn something important. That is after all what art is for. This statue is on a bench in the middle of campus. It is always there as a constant reminder that poverty exists. Just because students have the luxury of being able to afford school and a lifestyle that allows them to stay there does not mean that poverty is not a concern. Its presence is a little uncomfortable and always there, just like the presence of poverty.

The statue itself looks very convincing as a person. When I first saw it I thought there was a real human on the bench sleeping under a garbage bag. When I first saw the statue it was pouring rain. I felt so bad that this person didn’t have a place they could take shelter, that they had to just deal with the elements. The reality is that the homeless do often deal with the elements. If the weather is freezing outside, where do you think they sleep? When you walk by this statue in the winter it is covered in snow. This statue is outside on this bench no matter what the weather, just as homeless people are outside dealing with it at all times.

The most interesting part of the statue is its feet. You only see it if you look closely, but there are holes in the statue’s feet. This is how you can tell the statue is the figure of Jesus since the holes are from the nails used to attach Jesus to the Cross. The Homeless are often marginalized. They are ignored. But, at least from a Christian standpoint, Christ can be found within every single person. To say it in a secular way, every person, even the marginalized, has dignity and goodness in their hearts. But you are only going to see that if you look at them closely. Not if you turn your head away and keep walking by.

This cute little fellow is called a skinny pig. It is essentially a guinea pig with no fur.

This cute little fellow is called a skinny pig. It is essentially a guinea pig with no fur.

Chuck Norris did not get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Walk of Fame had the honour of receiving a Chuck Norris star.

Chuck Norris did not get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Walk of Fame had the honour of receiving a Chuck Norris star.

The famous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood

The famous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood

SO MANY ADVENTURE TIMES

SO MANY ADVENTURE TIMES

Pixar film endings

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So today i got angry. It’s a very rare occurrence for me but it happened. I wont get into why but ill tell you I felt that anger burning inside and it needed satisfaction. I also felt that I had no channel to do this. That was frustrating and I just wanted to destroy something beautiful. I looked around for something to ruin but everything I found I concluded I’d regret not having it when I calmed down. So I decided to draw a picture to ruin. I figured it would be satisfying to destroy and that I couldnt regret it if I had created it for destruction. So I drew this picture. Im not a fantastic artist but i felt the picture was beautiful and you know what? I couldnt wreck it. Beautiful things just aren’t meant to be wrecked. Ever. And I can tell you that creating something beautiful provided much more healing than destroying it would have. So before you do anything destructive out of anger… before you say those words that you know will show them… don’t. Instead, create. Build bridges. Use kindness. Put beauty in the world in your own special and beautiful way. In the moment it may not seem like that’s even close to what you want to do. But stop and do it anyways. Medicine doesnt always taste good.

So today i got angry. It’s a very rare occurrence for me but it happened. I wont get into why but ill tell you I felt that anger burning inside and it needed satisfaction. I also felt that I had no channel to do this. That was frustrating and I just wanted to destroy something beautiful. I looked around for something to ruin but everything I found I concluded I’d regret not having it when I calmed down. So I decided to draw a picture to ruin. I figured it would be satisfying to destroy and that I couldnt regret it if I had created it for destruction. So I drew this picture. Im not a fantastic artist but i felt the picture was beautiful and you know what? I couldnt wreck it. Beautiful things just aren’t meant to be wrecked. Ever. And I can tell you that creating something beautiful provided much more healing than destroying it would have. So before you do anything destructive out of anger… before you say those words that you know will show them… don’t. Instead, create. Build bridges. Use kindness. Put beauty in the world in your own special and beautiful way. In the moment it may not seem like that’s even close to what you want to do. But stop and do it anyways. Medicine doesnt always taste good.