Glasgow 's Homeless in Winter 
As Scotland was gripped and crippled in deep snow, Glaswegians thoughts were of the Homeless and many, many Rough Sleepers on the streets of the City .... The Beast from the East as the snow storm was called was fierce but Glasgow made sure that there was no one left on the streets .... People, via social media, were given phone numbers to report those less fortunate citizens who then were housed mostly in heated centres or churches .. Extra funding was available and it is hoped that by 2020 there will be no rough sleepers on the streets ... 
 
The famous statue of The Homeless Jesus was under great snow drifts ....This statue has an honoured place behind St George Tron Church in the city centre ...This church is open all days and many homeless are welcomed and given food which is eaten at the tables in the church cafe ... many visiting people buy coffee and food and also leave food vouchers which are given to hungry citizens who share lunchtime with other citizens. 
The famous statue, the Homeless Jesus in the snow 
This Church at Nelson Mandela Place is a very welcoming sacred space. Inside the Church is a large oil painting by Iain Campbell, artist in residence ..... of the Last Supper, where the Apostles are replaced by some of the Homeless Men from The Glasgow City Mission, which was a great refuge to those on the streets during the extreme cold snowy nights .... 
 
Glasgow's Famous Homeless Jesus statue, was the initiative of  
Fr Willy Slavin, together with Glasgow Churches Together ... On the day of its installation, many gathered in the pouring cold rain and experienced for a short time what it's like to be on the street during inclement weather... This sculpture is cast in bronze and was first created in Canada by artist Timothy P Schmalz. Only the pierced feet suggest that the figure represents Jesus who described the Son of Man as having nowhere to lay his head ( Luke 9: 58). Many copies have been made and are installed in different countries all over the world ... This copy in Glasgow is the first in the UK ...  
 
 
 
The Welcoming City, indeed proved to be one of concern and compassion during those white winter weeks .. 
Deep deep snow 
A quiet space in a busy City 
A cafe which welcomes the Homeless 
Oil painting by Iain Campbell, artist in residence ..... of the Last Supper, where the Apostles are replaced by some of the Homeless Men from The Glasgow City Mission 
Fr Willy Slavin with members of churches and people of Glasgow, install statue outside St George Tron Church of Scotland ... 
 
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