The Passion of the Christ
- Tuesday, February 17, 2004
When that day comes, I suspect that Johnny Cash will be there, not the least bit worried that he missed Mel’s film. However, if you need a reminder of what Jesus did on behalf of the world, on behalf of you, then get your ticket now. Be forewarned, though, this is “an ugly, tear-stained, sweat-stained, blood-stained story.”
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After viewing "The Passion" (and much discussion), Mel and his party drifted outside toward their waiting car. “So you live here?” Mel asked me. “You live in a church? Isn’t that a little strange?” “Not really.” I replied. “You just built a church.” “Yeah,” he said, “but I don’t live in it!”
Mel Gibson has put a considerable amount of his personal resources into the making of "The Passion of the Christ" and the building of a church near Malibu, California. As a professing follower of Christ, he takes the Jesus Story seriously. As an artist, he naturally takes storytelling seriously. This is worthy of some thought. A few questions come to mind: Do I know the Jesus Story well enough to communicate it through conversation, art-making, writing? Do I take the Story seriously enough to have it change my way of living? What resources do I have to make the Jesus Story known? Am I willing to sacrifice in order to make the Story known?
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Charlie Peacock is an artist, producer, author and teacher. His new album, "Full Circle: A Celebration of Song and Friends" (Sparrow), releases Feb. 24. His new book, "New Way to Be Human" (Waterbrook), releases March 16.
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