It’s a quiet Friday this week because It’s Good Friday! My thoughts are on the cross and the Great sacrifice that was made for all mankind on this day.
On Sunday I watched FOX’s live two-hour musical “Passion”, recounting the last hours of Jesus’ life for a national TV audience “live” from New Orleans. It was a different modern portrayal of Easter. At least the reason we celebrate Easter. There were many mixed reviews of this program. Many felt is was no better than a Super Bowl half time show or something off American Idol.
Personally, I loved it! I thought it would reach a different audience with the message of the gospel and their need for Jesus. Even though the songs and music were not necessarily “Christian” and more pop music, they were fitting and appropriate for the scenes. Artists like Trisha Yearwood played Mary ( Jesus’ mother) Chris Daughtry played Judas ( Jesus’ betrayer), Seal was Pontius Pilate. And many other famous artists… Jesus was played by Jencarlos Canela. This is my first time hearing him sing and his voice was amazing. The setting was the very same account of so many years ago but played out as if it happened today, in 2016 in New Orleans.And while the reviews might not have been great, it was done by a group that have a heart for people and wanted the message to get out to people that Jesus and the gospel and the need to have faith in him is still very relevant for Today 2016. I loved the music!
If you get chance check it out…maybe today. Just go over to Fox.com to stream it.
Enjoy your long weekend!