You see a naked Jesus walk out of a cave. It is shot from the side and you can see a partial of his behind.
Jesus is stripped of his garments, but anyone who’s seen a crucifix or knows the Way of the Cross knows what it looks like, and it isn’t graphic or sexual.
Other crucified men are stripped down the way Jesus is.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


I hesitated because it was an actor. He was not Jesus. I even thought: what if I remember the appearance of the actor in my prayers? Now it seems that there is no problem.

 

Pinch your hands all the way. You can’t see some places. Avoid your eyes.

The bloody man has such a heavy cross on his back. I look at the destination for him. It’s so far, so far.

It is said that this film was resisted by major churches in the United States, which is understandable. At first, I thought, if it was so sensual, wouldn’t it fall into the “words” and stay away from the essence? How can we pat Jesus on the face and the way Satan walks? Why did Jesus say this sentence in the four Gospels but not that one? How do the filmmakers know what Jesus’ pain is and how many whiplash marks will fall on his back? If there are 100 Hamlets in the eyes of 100 people, the resistance of the church is fully justified. Just as people ask me: you say you believe, how do you know you believe it really?

Good question.

 

At that time, I thought, this film is general, too bloody, it’s like a gimmick. There’s no room for association. It’s not advanced. It’s a Hollywood scene. Just watch it.

Tears came down when I returned the disc. Prayer can only read one sentence over and over again: Lord, how painful it is. How painful.

At that moment, I really understood why he told us not to be sad – not only not, but also not. What hurt more than the first man to carry the cross? Is it just flesh and blood pain? Jesus said to his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane, “can’t you be alert for a moment? How sad and lonely it is. He knew they were going to sleep, run away and betray. He knew because he deeply understood their weakness.

He prayed to the father: if you can, what kind of fear is it to take this cup away from me. Suffering is his only way and his inevitable work. So he immediately said, “however, just do your will, not mine.”.

The night of Gethsemane garden is an unprecedented night. Once Jesus gives in to weakness, the world will sink. Gibson photographed Satan walking around Jesus. I can understand his pains to photograph the dark night. Jesus experienced all this in human flesh, which is the limit of human pain, sadness, loneliness and fear. And he is an innocent man. Like a crystal clear water drop, on which the blood and soil of the whole world pour down.

 

Before, I couldn’t realize how great the grace of the Lord to die on the cross for us. I know he has no sin. I know that the so-called bearing sin is the sin of all mankind. As Luther said, he is the thief, thief, murderer and adulterer, but I can’t feel how great this sin is. When he was hung on the cross and slowly erected, it was a thrilling moment. In a heart no bigger and stronger than anyone, there are the deepest, darkest, bitterest and most terrible things. The blood and soul of the murderer and the slain are there; Where is the loss of the snatcher and the robbed; The tears of the mother of the dead son are there; Where is the heart broken by love; The torn virgin’s womb is there; Even, a malicious look, a bad word, a footprint, a smallest scar – are all there. I was there, too. Finally, did Jesus’ heart break through his own blood – do you know what broke through?

Lord, please forgive me, I couldn’t imagine before.

 

At first, I covered my eyes from his whipped passage, not only because it was too bloody, but also because I felt it was unnecessary. Isn’t blood just to stimulate people’s feelings? Can realism really express the pain of the Lord?

But one whip, one whip, one whip. Step by step towards the mountain of suffering, step by step. The cross is very heavy, really heavy, so heavy that my back rests against the wall that I can’t straighten up.

The gospel of Matthew says that Jesus was born and that he was the firstborn son. What is a firstborn son? That is, he personally experienced every whip, he personally experienced the rupture of every muscle, he personally picked up the shelf, walked from the bottom of the mountain to the top of the mountain, was hung, was pierced by nails through the palms of his hands and feet, and was abused, ridiculed, betrayed, hurt and killed. Everyone who whipped him was his child, everyone who spit on him was his own creation, and everyone who abandoned him was his love – and he prayed for them and said: father, forgive them, because they don’t know what they have done. Finally, he burst his heart and died on the cross. Three days later, he rose again, conquered Satan and the power of death from the depths of hell, and returned to the father with an eternal soul.

——And he is the firstborn son of all the living. If he wins, there is nothing else that can make other children abused, ridiculed, betrayed and hurt. Nothing can become Satan’s lie – “you can’t bear it”; Nothing can make a man fall halfway; Nothing can make a man swallowed up by the underworld and isolated from eternal life. He is the firstborn son, and I am after him. Lord, I follow you.

 

The passion of Jesus describes the personal passion of a believer who is determined to follow the main road. He drew the lashes so realistically, because they had also fallen on him; He did not shy away from taking pictures one after another, because his heart had been torn like this; He photographed Golgotha from a distance, and every step was difficult, because that was the way for every believer to believe. So what is the cross?

Preachers often say that those who follow the Lord should carry their own cross. This is indeed what the LORD commanded. However, many believers do not really understand what a cross is. Some people think they want to abandon everything they have, some people think they want to practice hard in life, and some people think they want to not abandon the good way in adversity – this is not fundamental. Hanging on the cross is ourselves, my “self”. Jesus said, “if you can, let this cup leave me.” Satan on one side was about to shine. And from “just according to the will of the father, not according to my will”, he completely handed himself over to God. Every whip is beating the self, and the whole body is incomplete, which means that we mainly tear down the wall we built ourselves and build a perfect temple, which is full of life. Why is there so much blood, and why is there such intuitive suffering and pain, because the real way of faith is that the “self” full of malice, jealousy, strife, debauchery, lies, death and darkness is torn apart piece by piece, hung, nailed and bled to death, so that we can escape from the underworld and return to the father with an eternal soul.

The road is long and hard, full of blood and tears. The darkness of the human heart is greater than all darkness, the pain of the human heart is greater than all pain, and the life and death of the human soul is heavier than that of all flesh.

 

The ending of the film is very concise without a word of nonsense. Christ took off the shroud wrapped around the old body and was intact and clean as at birth. Light fell on him like a gentle kiss, and like boundless water. He was quiet, calm and powerful, and stood up. All the sufferings in the past have no trace, just like they never happened, because it is brand new. He went out of the grave.

 

My elder brother, he has overcome the most painful, the most difficult and the most terrible. From then on, he has been with me. When he carried the cross, he carried with him a man who was trembling, weak, unaware and ready to run away; But he himself held the cross on my back in his hand. The kiss and light that fell on the grave also fell on me. From then on, what qualification does the world have to make me sad?

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