This unhappy expression “The Passion of the Christ” is a good example of the lack of comprehension we humans have about the life of Jesus and His teachings. The expression by itself means nothing, and the way it was constructed just deviates the human mind from the truth. The same could be said about Mel Gibson’s film that just restricted itself to Jesus' remaining twelve hours of life on Earth, hours that were marked by an unjust suffering.
What could be expected of such a superficial movie, like the many other versions in which humans, according to their restricted way of being, intended to show the meaning of the coming of Jesus to this star so darkened by evil from human mistakes. It is imperative to leave superficiality behind in order to seek a deeper understanding of the trajectory of the human spirit. Without this it is impossible to comprehend the meaning of the coming of Jesus, Him being born Jewish, as the prophecies foretold, however intended for all human spirits on Earth.
It was no different with the Italian film by Píer Paolo Pasolini, who created for Jesus an image of a socialist revolutionary that very much attracted the discontent youth in the 60’s. Pontius Pilate, who was very well informed about the ethical content of the teachings of Jesus, chuckled when Jesus was singled out as a dangerous subversive revolutionary.
We certainly cannot compare Jesus with the rest of humanity. His wisdom and vision is all seeing, that is, it transcended the purely material sphere, going beyond into the spiritual right up into the Divine. Therefore, human beings who are limited by their intellectual restriction did not properly understand many of His attitudes. He was always noble and severe, principally with those that employed their astute intellect for, cunning, to satisfy their greed. In His merciful love, he was sensitive to the suffering of others, always willing to give help. His teachings aimed at the joy of peace for good-natured humans.
Presently, peace and compassion for the suffering of others is practically unknown. Pride and selfishness constitute the great perdition. On submitting ourselves to them, humans lose spiritual humility and become arrogant. History is full of examples. Of the pharaohs, from Setti to Caifaz: from Solomon to Nero, many failed because they willingly suffocated spiritual humility.
“How can we conciliate the incoherence that Jesus, through His suffering, assumed the sins of mankind, if the doctrine of Catholic Church has stated since the Council of Trent that Christ's Passion weighs down on all mankind?” (Época , 15/03/04).
The death on the cross was never desired or planned. It was a consequence of the low human reception that was later presented as a deliberate sacrificial act, to reinforce the concepts that were distorted by the precarious human memory that, simply, forgets about everything that it does not understand. Thus the cruel death ended up being interpreted erroneously as the stepping-stone to the sacrifice from where human sinners could rise up. A concept if accepted implies a debasement of Divine Justice.
Thus, to each absurdity, a new absurdity was added, without humans awakening from their spiritual sleep. Intellectuals solve absurdities by dissecting the external factors, without ever penetrating the logic sequence of the matter.
The film presents an optical illusion. Jews and Romans assume a symbolic role. The shocking violent scenes represent in truth admonition for all humanity, the stamp of human refusal, through free will, to the original teachings of Jesus, Who always indicated that the new knowledge should join with the old, for it was destined to for the human spirit, regardless of ones place of birth on Earth. In its essence, all the cruelty shown in the film, represents an accusation against humanity itself, as the original teachings were neither understood in their spiritual inclusion nor put into action, and because of this they are even soon forgotten. They were then adapted to desires of power and dominance developed by the humans shackled and restricted to the ephemeral material life, eliminating the knowledge about multiple reincarnations of the soul.
In the book “Jesus the Love of God”, published by the Order of the Grail, in Portuguese, there is a mention that He, Jesus, was the bringer of Divine Mercy. “After Me the Son of Man will come to Earth to unleash the Judgment… but, the exact time for this, only the Father knows, therefore showing that there are two different people”.
“At this time there shall be a tremendous fight in search for power, as we have never witnessed on Earth before. Hatred will blind people and misguide them. All of them will temporarily enjoy the pleasures of this world until the saturation point. Then everything will hurtle with frightful speed towards the end. The God that the old Jews worshiped under the name of Jehovah will then extend His magnificence also over the entire world. Then there shall be an earthly paradise.”
Benedicto Ismael Camargo Dutra