A Passionate Love

Two years after I've watched Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ", I am still very dumbfounded and touched by the passionate love that God has for us. Before the movie, it was difficult to imagine how much Jesus went through for us - somehow, I felt that since Jesus is God, He can't really be hurt or suffer like a human.

The movie led me to the book on which it was based on - "The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ" by Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. It was more powerful than the movie... whether you believe in Jesus Christ, whether you believe the visions of Blessed Anne, I assure you that your life would be changed after reading her book.

God's passionate love for us is beyond our wildest imagination - it led Him to barbarous tortures, humiliating insults and a most painful death by crucifixion. And it continues to seek us out to save and bless us with eternal joy and peace. Our response is simple: to open our hearts to His passionate love.

"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)


James said…
I think I wont get tired watching it too. And still shed the same amount of tears.

Ah, amazing grace.

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