Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Last sunday I bought The Passion dvd movie. I saw it in the store I was shopping at, and I thought "you know, I havent seen this movie completely yet, and everybody has seen it. It happens that long time ago, I went to the cinema with my friend Travis who invited me to watch it, however I was having migrane that day, so at the middle of the movie I just had to go out, couldnt continue inside the theather. I was very very bad. It was a shame, cuz I really wanted to see it. Then couple of weeks later while visiting some friends at a nursing home where I use to work before, I had the chance to see part of it, but a the same time I was chatting with the people around, so I wasnt really paying attention to it. Anyway, everybody has told me since then what an amazing movie it was and everybody assures that it was a very feeling moving movie and weeping was part of it. Even my dad who is not too given to cry, acknowledges that he did. Well, the thing is that couple of days ago, I set myself for it and I saw the movie and it really made me thing and yes, why not, it took lot of tears out of me. Like everyone else, I´ve seen so many movies showing Jesus´ life when on earth, but this one, was very explicit and very crude, it showed how He suffered for us in order to gives us an opportunity to eternal life. Though I have a critic for it. It shows all the suffering and his last hours, and at the very end it acknowledges His resurrection, but it was to quick, I really expected a more impactant scene showing His victory over the death, maybe at the very end raising up into the clouds...you know, the way hollywood knows how to impress the mass. Anyway, I really hope many people get to know Jesus and accept His sacrifice and get eternal life.

3 comments:

Willer said...

You have a good point. They really didn't focus much on the resurrection. Without the resurrection He would have just been another guy who had been crucified. Jesus was not just some guy and did what no other man could do and he defeated death and CAME BACK! This is a powerful, important part of Christianity that is often overshadowed by the suffering of Christ, probably because people can relate more to extreme pain than just about any death experience. Still, the movie was good because it went where nobody else was willing to go for fear of being "politically incorrect." I think that it will be one of those classic movies that will never fade from our memories.

Josh said...

I couldnt say it any better! Without resurrection there is no salvation, and His whole life and suffering on earth meaningless, so I really expected a lot of a deal in that final scene. Anyway, still the movie was great and very descriptive and yet the message is superb clear for those who havent accepted His sacrifice.

Nancy Hernandez said...

I COULDN'T HELP BUT CRY LOUD IN THE THEATRE, PEOPLE GOT MAD AT ME...I DON'T SEE HOW PEOPLE CAN SAY IT'S JUST A MOVIE...IT GOES MUCH DEEPER...HE WAS INNOCENT... WE WERE SINNERS...AT FIRST I WAS LIKE WHY DO I NEED TO SEE A MOVIE OF SOMETHING I KNOW..I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT WHAT I REALLY WAS THINKING IS IT'S NOT THAT IMPORTANT, BUT AFTER SEEING THIS MOVIE THAT WAS SO REALISTIC...I COULDN'T HELP BUT TO FALL ON MY KNEES AND ASK GOD TO FORGIVE ME...I FELT SUCH A CONVICTION REALIZING HOW MUCH I TOOK IT FOR GRANTED!!!