The love and single-minded passion of Jesus Christ shines through

The love and single-minded passion of Jesus Christ shines through

Director

  • Mel Gibson

Movie Review

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This is a story of unparalleled substance told with unprecedented style. Perhaps the most powerful-and violent-depiction of Christ’s final earthly hours ever put to film, The Passion of the Christ begins with Jesus’ tormented prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane and ends with a glimpse of his resurrection. It marches unflinchingly through the suffering and death Christ endured on our behalf, using flashbacks www.hookupdate.net/escort-index/fontana to relieve tension and offer insight into his humanity.

Positive Elements

By its very nature, the “good news” of the gospel is the most positive message any filmmaker could ever articulate. Director Mel Gibson does it well. Reverent highlights from his life provide added context to his fulfillment of the Isaiah 53 prophecy at Calvary. For example, as an arrested Jesus watches a carpenter plying his trade, he recalls carefree days of crafting furniture in Nazareth (this includes a sweet, playful scene with Mary). Continue reading “The love and single-minded passion of Jesus Christ shines through”