Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Thursday, April 14th. You can hear the audio below.
Easter Sunday today, this makes it Holy Week. Today is Holy Thursday.
It got me to thinking about the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” I bought the DVD years ago, with every intention of watching it shortly thereafter. For some reason I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. I’m not sure what it was that was holding me back – I’m a believer and obviously familiar with the story of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, but I suppose the idea of actually seeing it recreated in (what I’d been forewarned was) graphic detail was a bit more daunting than reading about it in the Bible or even hearing a pastor preach on it.
About two years ago, I finally made a point to watch it and I’m so glad I did. As difficult as it was to watch, it really brought home the enormity of the sacrifice made for us – and of the depth and breadth of God’s love for us.
During the Last Supper, Jesus gave His disciples this commandment: “Love each other. Just as I have loved you.” Whether you’ll be celebrating this Easter by going to church or getting together with family or friends, my prayer is that we all are reminded just how much we are loved.