Friday, 2 April 2010

Good Friday?

I first saw The Passion of Christ in Zambia, the Easter it came out. The cinema was packed: Zambia was (and is) a deeply Christian country. The film is, of course, an interpretation of the Bible stories, but I have never seen a more vivid production: nothing else that has truly brought home to me what suffering Jesus went through. Whether or not you believe Jesus to be the Son of God, death on the cross is perhaps the most painful way to suffer and die.

Similarly, I first heard Tim Hughes' song when in Zambia. The two complement each other, both in my memory and in their vision and message. Don't watch this if you are feeling squeamish (it gets better on Sunday!)

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