One of our deep, deep, deep cover operatives sends a photo snapped at a local Wendy’s. I do not recognize the person in the photo, but I definitely recognize the shirt!
Thanx for representin’!
And it just so happens that I was able to pass out a few of these shirts last weekend and again today. It is clear to me they are in hot demand. When street people see that it’s me AND that I have some to give away, they come mobbing me. I get a taste of what Jesus felt as he was pressed on all sides by those seeking him for his healing touch! Perhaps the shirt has healing power???
The front of the shirt says “Fat Beggars School of Prophets” and the back says “Jesus Was Homeless”. Over the years, I have given a lot of thought to these messages. They are humbling. If you wear a shirt that says “Fat Beggars” on it, you are accepting humility. Most people will not make the connection from the insult “Fat Beggar” to II Kings 6 & 7, and the story of the beggars bringing the good news of salvation to the nobles, but they will make the connection to the pain of the insult. Thus to wear it is to absorb the insult and nullify it! There is power in that!
The second message, “Jesus Was Homeless”, is fairly well evident to MOST of us familiar with the Bible. (There are some weirdos who argue against this.) And it too is humbling, but dignifying too, because it puts us in company with King Jesus who we all respect even in his humiliation.
So… I am so thrilled to see the shirt out there in public. I am thrilled to have people send me snap shots of people wearing it! Now, I just hope it gets the public (and especially the church) talking… and caring. That too would be healing and powerful.
Hey… we can hope.