Tonight we showed Mel’s Gibson’s the passion of the Christ in church.
I sent out lots of texts to my youth… advertized it in my church notices.
I wanted lots of people to be moved my this graphic portrayal of the death of Jesus.
A few thoughts:
– the gospel encounter of Jesus is not graphic and fleshy enough. when this movie came out… everyone said that it was overboard. But was it? Is flogging just “mere slapping” no way!
Jesus died a violent painful death. We should be moved even just by the physical death of Him.
and yet that death carries so much more.
– only 5 adults came and 1 teenager was there. I was bleak that only a small amount of people came.
BUT maybe that’s how God saw it and wanted it.
the efforts He would go to for even just a few people. astounding!