Source: John Paluska | ChristianHeadlines.com Contributor
A Bay Village, Ohio, man called the police on a homeless man who was sleeping on a park bench. However, when the police officer came, it was found that the homeless man wasn’t a homeless man at all, but rather a statue of Christ sleeping on a park bench. The officer figured out what happened and the situation was resolved, but, according to the local Episcopal parish that put up the statue in the park, the message was evoked in a powerful way.
According to Alex Martin, the Priest at the Episcopal Parish, St. Barnabas, he said he was having a conversation “within twenty minutes” of the statue’s being placed. This was related to the 9-1-1 call that the officer responded to. In his tweet he states, “Within twenty minutes of the statue arriving, I was having a conversation with a very kind police officer because someone called to report a homeless man sleeping on a park bench.”