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Religion: Film reminds us of choice

I recently watched the film, "The Passion of the Christ." I must say it was a very powerful and graphic film. Mel Gibson possibly portrayed Jesus’ crucifixion more dramatically than any other director ever has done. Mel wanted the full impact of Christ's suffering to be felt by everyone. As you well know, God has slowly been taken away from our American lifestyle. I really believe America's downfall will be due to non-belief in God and his son Jesus Christ. But, there is hope. I believe this film will inspire those that are in doubt and unbelief about their existence and future, to ask questions and seek the truth which can only be found in Jesus.

To the believers, it will reaffirm and strengthen their faith, we rejoice and give thanks that he gave his life for us as payment in full for our sins, so we could one day experience everlasting life. He has given us the assurance that we will one day be at the right hand of Almighty God. How awesome!

Jesus loves us so much that he laid down his life for us. But, before he died he asked us to love God with all our hearts, soul and mind and secondly, to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. It sure doesn't seem like a lot to ask —does it?

It's ultimately your choice, either to live a self-centered worldly life, or to serve Jesus. My heart goes out to those who have not ever experienced true love, peace and joy which is a gift we received for having a relationship with Jesus Christ. I believe that America's future blessings and your eternal destiny depend on the choice you make today, I pray that it is the right one.

Mary Gaines

Oak Harbor

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