A telling story

Christians live by faith, not certitude
A rabbi noted recently that when Jews and Christians view Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, they tend to see two different stories—and neither seems to appreciate or understand the reactions of the other. A perceptive observer of Christianity, the rabbi pointed out that Christians don’t all see the same story either. For some, this film version deepens their faith and intensifies their zeal to share the gospel. Others are horrified by Gibson’s seeming insensitivity to Jewish concerns and by his emphasis on the sadistic torturing of Jesus.


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