Passion of Christ

 

I watched The Passion of Christ and this movie was extremely moving. The suffering that Jesus endured made me feel as though my past and current trials where just a broken fingernail. This deeply inspired me because I was in a life full of sin. Yet I knew of John3:16this movie brought life to John3:16in my life and I understood that what I had done in the past was already paid at the cross. This movie helped me to really believe that Jesus went through the very same thing that we face today yet in a different time.  I felt completely connected to the movie and especially connected to the women in the movie Mary and Martha.  I really lost myself during the process of Jesus bearing the cross, The hurt and mental torment that Mary felt when she got close enough to help and touch Jesus when he had fallen my heart ached and shattered because he looked to his mother and said: “See I Make All Things New” through the persecution and suffering he had to bare and to continue through the horrible process for him to die a horrible death I took this very personal. I had a quick flash back of my past and my present short coming. Jesus gave his life so that I may be live and be free from sin. They didn’t take his life; he gave his life for me for, his enemies and those who don’t even know him. If such punishment happened today it would be considered murder. We are unclean and have fallen short so many times.  In the standard version Bible this clearly states; Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.

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Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows

Faith

Faith is neither  a way of knowing nor a source of knowledge. Faith is rather a openess and wholehearted response to God’s self-revelation. It  does not prelude thinking either about what we believe or about what we are unsure of, nor does it make it necessary to search for truth or to check evidence and  arguments. Faith does not cancel out created human activities: rather it motivates, purges, and guides them. It devotes “all my being ransomed powers” including reasons, to God. Like any gift intellect can be misused, but it is still God’s gift, intended by him to be fully enjoyed and rightly appropriate  within context of a living faith.

The process of education in the oldest profession in the world is like any other educational process, in that it requires time and effort and patience; it can only be acquired by taking one step at a time, though the steps become accelerated after the first few.

 

Madeline

The process of …