In 2004, Mel Gibson directed the movie “The Passion of the Christ” staring James Caviezel. I’d never seen the movie until today. A couple of days ago while on You Tube this interview (see below) that James Caviezel did with Dave Cooper (of Invictus Nation) came up in my feed. The interview does not have an actual date but was probably done back in 2010, but it’s absolutely worth watching.
Jim shares about how he endured pain and sufferring during the making of the movie that allowed him to portray Christ’s journey in a real and deep way. He shares quite a few shocking facts and even how he was struck by lightning durning filming. He was so passionate in his convictions it made me want to see the movie so I sat down and watched it today, twelve years after it was made.
About “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST”
“The Passion of the Christ” focuses on the last twelve hours of Jesus of Nazareth’s life. The film begins in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Jesus must resist the temptations of Satan. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, Jesus is then arrested and taken within the city walls of Jerusalem where leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy and his trial results in a condemnation to death.
This recount of the last twelve hours is so powerful it will have you in tears. To know that He had to endure that for me is beyond anything I could ever comprehend. How could God love us that much? We are not worthy of love so great? As I sat watching, I couldn’t help but think about all of my sins, humbled beyond what any words could ever express for the love of God and Jesus Christ. Honored to give my life in this purpose walk with Him.
If you have not seen the movie it’s available as a rental on Apple Box for just $3.99. If you’ve seen it, its worth watching again as a reminder of what this journey here on earth is really all about as Christians.
We must learn to love one another as He loved us and not lose sight of our calling and purpose!