Tonight, we had Movie Night at our church and watched "The Passion of the Christ." I was a little disappointed that we didn't have more people show up. Maybe it's time to put this movie away for a few years (we've watched it on the Friday before Holy Week for five years in a row now). Still, Gibson's depiction of the Passion of our Lord never ceases to put things into perspective, no matter how "over the top" it may be. What our Lord endured for us is unknowingly astonishing, and Gibson's film brings that out.
"But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed" (Is. 53:5).
A couple of pics of "The Passion" playing on our big screen: