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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Jesus Jesus Everywhere

I used to be annoyed with a particular Christian I knew who thought every single movie was about Jesus. But that was back then, now I get it.

Once you fall in love with Jesus, you see Him everywhere. In nature, in movies, on TV, in songs, books... He is everywhere. Even in people (but that is hardest for me and is something I have to work on--but the key to love anyone is to see Christ within them).

A particular prayer by Saint Patrick really speaks to me:

Christ beside me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me King of my heart;
Christ within me,
Christ below me,
Christ above me never to part.
Christ on my right hand,
Christ on my left hand,
Christ all around me shield in strife;
Christ in my sleeping,
Christ in my sitting,
Christ in my rising light of my life.
Christ beside me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me King of my heart;
Christ within me,
Christ below me,
Christ above me never to part.

Lest you think it's just all in my head, here is an interesting series by Rod Bennett of Tremendous Trifles that explores just how and why we can see Jesus in the movies.

It starts here with King Kong Died for Your Sins:
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part I
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part II
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part III
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part IV
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part V
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part VI
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part VII
King Kong Died for Your Sins, Part VIII

And picks up again here in What if God were One of Us? Adventurs in Pop Typology:
Pop Typology, Part I
Pop Typology, Part II
Pop Typology, Part III
Pop Typology, Part IV
Pop Typology, Part V
Pop Typology, Part VI
Pop Typology, Part VII
Pop Typology, Part VIII
Pop Typology, Part IX
Pop Typology, Part X

I guarantee you'll love it and learn a lot and gain a new insight into movies.



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