Today, we decided to share the movie, “The Passion of the Christ” with Makenna. She knew the story, but had never seen the movie. I realize that it is violent and difficult even for me as an adult to watch. However, the timing felt right. Over the years, we have gotten away from the true meaning of Easter, and I felt it important to bring us back to center.
Although she cried throughout, she appreciated that we shared it with her. She struggled to understand why anyone, no matter their beliefs, should be treated that way. Ultimately, she decided that ‘some people are just a bunch of bullies.”
Jack and Dylan popped in and out and caught parts of the movie. As they did, they asked questions. When we were explaining that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day, Jack immediately asked,
“Did Jesus come back as a zombie?”
Yes, definitely time to tell this story again…