Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.(Proverbs 14:31)."
The homeless depiction and the woman calling the police on the assumed man says a lot about society, particularly the affluent parts of our culture. Instead of visiting the man and offering him additional blankets or food, etc., she called the police. The implication is 'get this man the hell out of here.'
It would not be a stretch to say the majority of society might have a similar reaction. However, there are some awesome pictures of people sitting at the bench with their hand on the ankle of the sculpture praying for him. Most Unbeknown to them it was not a real man. And still, the humility of humanity is embedded in a spiritually-minded-person. And, compassion for the less fortunate is well rooted in the heart of a godly minded individual.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:40).
"Reverend David Buck chose the statue as a memorial for Kate McIntyre, a parishioner with a love of public art said:
“It gives authenticity to our church. This is a relatively affluent church, to be honest, and we need to be reminded ourselves that our faith expresses itself in active concern for the marginalized of society.”
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. (Proverbs 19:17)."
1). Dayle Lynne. (13 April 2014). Rich People Call Cops on Statue of Homeless Jesus (Audio). Americans Against The Tea Party. https://aattp.org/rich-people-call-cops-on-statue-of-homeless-jesus-audio/
2). King James Bible.