Yes, Mel, you’ve made any mistakes in your personal life. Who among us can look in the mirror and honestly say we haven’t?
“The Passion of the Christ“ was a ground-making film.
Secondly, it was not a bloodless Jesus. The movie showed that Jesus poured out His Blood for us. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for our sins.(Hebrews 9:22) If Jesus had not shed His Blood for us, we would still be slaves to our sin.
One scene that really got to me was when Jesus was being nailed to the cross. The Romans nailed his hands, then picked up the cross and dropped it; they wanted to access the backside of the cross and turn the nails and secure them on the other side. Jesus fell face down while nailed to the cross, with no way to break His fall. How terrifying for the person on the cross. It shows that the Romans regarded Him as less than human. Yet He is Lord of all.
Most stories about the Life of Jesus portray Him as an emotionless robot.
Let’s have a film that shows Him throwing out the Money Changers from the Temple with whips! Show how Jesus was appalled that the Money Changers would trade Right-Standing with God for money that doesn’t last.
Show Him weeping at Lazarus’ tomb, then speaking the words with authority for Lazarus to “come forth.” Show the reactions of the people; they had never seen anything like that before. Lazarus had been dead for four days and “he stinketh.” How would ordinary people like you and I react in that situation?
Jesus was not a wimp. He was a very strong person, who CHOSE to act in Love. How much easier it is to strike back when we are wronged.
Remember also that Jesus did not mince words with the “religious folk.” Jesus said,“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Matthew 23:27. It takes a lot of courage to stand up and say that to the men who were regarded as leaders and beyond any judgment.
Maybe you can catch Jim Caviezel in between episodes of “Person of Interest”?
So Mel, please think about my ideas.
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