As a permanent feature I’m not sure it will wheelie catch on. Maybe we are the first to show the idea of Jesus dealing with our rubbish in this way. Put a lid on it, people will say. We refuse your refuse art. Churches should be beautiful.
Hmm, someone should have told our architect in 1933.
You can’t argue with its centrality though. The centrality of the bin. And the centrality of rubbish. Or as Paul put it in Philippians 3.8, all things are crap compared to Christ.
[the Greek word ‘skubala’ usually gently translated ‘rubbish’, actually is a rude word for which we might say dung. Or crap. Really it means ‘shit’, but I won’t put that for fear of offending sensibilities].
So put your crap in the bin and bring it to church. Or put it on the church roof. Why not. Maybe this is the one time I can say the church is full of crap and get away with it. Jesus wants it, he’s brilliant at transforming it into something beautiful.
As far as comedy anti-social behaviour goes, it’s certainly neat and tidy. And the colour matches. And it has quite a deep and profound meaning. Thanks, yoofs, for another unexpected lesson! It’s far from rubbish. Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken it down.