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The Passion of the Christ
I remember the first time I saw this movie in the theater, I found myself crying and muttering under my breath for them to stop torturing my Lord! I don't think I've ever seen a movie more moving than this one. I didn't feel like I was looking at an actor portraying Jesus Christ; I felt as though it was Jesus himself that I was watching on the screen. From the moment the movie opens with Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsamene until the final act of the movie when Jesus rises from the tomb, I found myself in complete agony and pain. With that being said, you may ask yourself why I would even want to write about this movie. I feel I must because too often we ignore or just don't want to remember what the Lord went through for us, but we need to. We need to be reminded of how much He loves us.
The Passion of the Christ is based upon the last twleve hours of the life of Jesus Christ, according to the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John from the New Testament of the Bible. As I said above, it begins with Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsamene while his disciples slept just feet away from him. As predicted by Jesus, one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot betrays him to the Pharisees, and Jesus is arrested by the temple guards. He is then taken before Pontius Pilate, a Roman ruler, who for the sake of the Pharisees, has Jesus beaten and tortured beyond belief. When this isn't enough for the priests, Pilate washes his hands of the affair, and the Pharisees choose to have Jesus crucified.
Alongside two thieves, Jesus is placed on a cross with nails driven into His hands and feet, and after hours of torture and pain, He finally gives His life for those He loves - us. Jesus is buried in a tomb, which He rises from three days later.
The Passion was directed by actor, Mel Gibson, and it starred Jim Caviezel as Jesus. Though the movie had many actors that I'd never seen before, and it was done completely in the Aramaic and Latin languages with only subtitles, it was still one of the most agonizing yet well-written movies I've ever seen.
When the movie ended, there wasn't a dry eye in the room, and you could've literally heard a pin drop. Never have I ever seen a movie end with complete and utter silence as I did this one. If you have not seen this movie, you should. I honestly don't believe you'll ever experience anything like it again.
Listen to this beautiful song by country artists, Brad Paisley and Sarah Evans, as you watch scenes from The Passion of the Christ.