Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Thursday, October 23, 2003

The other day I downloaded the movie trailer for Mel Gibson's The Passion, looking for a hint at what all the hubbub is about, and maybe some clues regarding the authenticity of the film. I found the trailer sequence to be very moving, and for all the times that I've described the death of Christ, it remains true that a picture is worth a thousand words. My visceral reaction was that it is hard to look at the gruesome details of the crucifixion, even as it is to look at a bright light. There is a fair analogy there, I think. It is painful, but you are drawn to it just the same. In any event, I look forward to the movie.