När du har sett filmen The Passion
Bilda grupp. Gå genom alla frågorna i gruppen. Välj sedan en fråga under varje grupp att fördjupa er på. Skriv en egen sammantfattning av diskussionen och lägg i portföljen. Där får du gärna utveckla resonemangen.
1 Vilka skådisar skötte sig bra?
2 Vad tyckte du om klippet -- var tempot för segt eller för ryckigt?
3 Hur passade Jim Caviezel som Kristus
4 Spelade de fulla soldaterna över? Eller var de trovärdiga?
5 Fungerade specialeffekterna? Vilka minns du?
6 Jämför filmen med andra Jesus-filmer, t. ex. Pasolinis eller Zeffirellis.
7 Får du lust att se filmen igen? Är den vacker på sitt sätt?
8 Hur fungerade "de onda småpojkarna" som jagar Judas?
9 Var det lyckat att ha ett litet djävulsbarn med?
1 Är misshandeln och tortyren realistisk och trovärdig?
2 Är Judas tvivlande eller vad är det för fel med honom?
3 Tycker du de judiska myndigheterna handlar felaktigt?
4 Är Pontius Pilatus medskyldig till avrättningen?
5 På vad sätt påverkar Claudia sin man?
6 Vilken roll har Maria?
7 Vilket intryck ger apostlarna? Fega?
8 Djävulen är androgyn i den här filmen - passar det?
1 Fattar du varför Jesus måste ta all misshandel?
2 Är Jesus en kärleksfull Gud?
3 Kan du tänka dig att leva som kristen? Vad innebär det?
4 Vilken roll får smärta och lidande i kristendomen? Vettigt?
5 Vet Maria vad allt handlar om? Vad vet hon?
6 Kan Gud bli människa?
7 Kan människans själ räddas av att Gud blir människa?
8 Varför väljer Gud att bli en arbetarpojk i Palestina?
9 Är Jesus lycklig när han genomför offret på korset?
Ytterligare frågor att fundera över:
* När filmen återvänder till nuet, till situationen
där Jesus tagits tillfånga, säger hon tungt: "Det har
börjat, Herre. Låt det ske". Visste Maria verkligen vad
som skulle hända med hennes son?
* Djävulen släpper fram en orm i Getsemane
trädgård och Jesus krossar den med foten. Vad
ska detta symbolisera?
* Jesus har en dialog med djävulen i Getsemane
trädgård. Djävulen säger att priset för att
rädda alla människors själar är för högt och att ingen
kan ta den bördan. Vad menar han?
* Har tidpunkten på året då Jesus arresteras
och torteras och avrättas någon speciell
innebörd? Alltså judarnas påsk?
Bra text att läsa om man inte känner till kristendomen:
Of discords, of violent contradictions,
the human world is full.
How many cruelties, how many sinful
desires, evoked by avarice and sensuality,
by hatred, by envy, by pride and wild
opinions ; what a mass of error and of
foolishness, of superstition and depravity!
With the shout of lawless joy, with the
jubilations of gratification and of delusion,
there is mingled for ever and in
every place the wail of want, the painful
cry of anguish and of death, the raging
of the storm and of the and of the flood, the howling
of ravening beasts, the heaving of the
loosened elements, which seem to laugh
at man and his pride, and to announce
to him in every successive moment the
terrors of death, whilst amidst this ceaseless
alarm, which yet does not terrify him,
the voice of conscience makes itself heard
in his interior, and warns him of the
woes that await him even on this side of
What is the name of this wildly confused,
dark side of the history of man ? It is called
the Curse—that complicated
consequence of the first sin", which has
propagated itself from Adam down,
through all generations.
But in the midst of this wild confusion, there was
entoned from the beginning the voice of
peace and of salvation. Triumphing
over the curse, the blessing of humanity
in Christ was developed through ages.
In him, the sanctity of God displayed
itself in its twofold relation—as divine
grace and mercy, which, creating and
animating anew, embraced fallen man in
the arms of his love; and as divine
truth and justice, which, as they are not
in contradiction with each other, could
not take away and destroy guilt, except
by a new merit which waste be acquired
in and by human nature.
This visiting of man on the part of
God, and this reconciliation with God
on the part of man, are both united in
Jesus Christ. Walking as man amongst
men, he took upon himself the great
duty of an entire restitution to God,
without reservation and of his own free
will, that he might honour and glorify
by his obedience the sanctity of his Father,
as the sanctity of the divine
will had been violated and contemned
by the disobedience of the first man and
of his descendants.
And as he came at
a time when crime and depravity had
reached their height, and had therefore
arrived at their crisis, so he who had
come to take upon himself man's destiny,
was doomed to suffer the worst that
fanatical cruelty and wicked pride could
And as his whole life was, therefore,
an uninterrupted exercise of obedience,
a continual sacrifice, the end of his
earthly life was necessarily the consummation
of this sacrifice.
For this consummation, towards which
his prophetic eye was ever directed, in
his ardent love for mankind he always
most ardently sighed, calling it his baptism,
his chalice. But on the part of
those deluded men who saw their position
in the world perilled by him, this
end was brought about by violence.
To effect this, they employed all the influence
of their rank, not knowing that it
was by a higher decree that they filled
up the measure of their iniquity, and
that they had power over Jesus only
because in accordance with his Father's
will he surrendered himself to them, and
because the hour of which he had oftentimes
spoken had come. " No man
taketh my life from me, but I lay it
down of myself, and I take it up again."
He spoke thus not as helpless man, in
created dependence, but in the divine
knowledge of the eternal Word which
dwelt within him. He, the Son of God,
spoke thus in relation to his human life.
Hence our Lord named this time of
his deepest humiliation not only hit
hour, for which he had come into the
world; he named it also the hour of
his enemies. " This is your hour and
the power of darkness."
For the curse and the blessing, the enormity of sin
and the power of merciful love, attained
at this hour their highest point, and the
extreme effects of destroying wickedness
were brought, by a wonderful connection,
to promote the work of salvation.
For where was the highest summit to
which pride, hypocrisy, and dark impiety
ever attained ? In that sin, the
greatest that this world ever witnessed,
in the murder of him, who was, by ex-
cellence, the Innocent and the Holy, by
which an entire people, in the name of
their leaders and chiefs, declared in a
loud voice its fall from the truth and
grace of God, rejected the revelation
and the covenant of his peace, trod
beneath their feet the author of salvation,
and solemnly invoked upon themselves
the ancient curse, " His blood be
upon us and upon our children."
Where, on the other hand, is shown the entire
fulness of light, and love, and benediction,
conquering and triumphing over
all this iniquity ? In that same eventful
hour, when the despised, the rejected,
the condemned Saviour and Mediator,
in infinite patience, in exhaustless
love, sacrificed his life for all, and called
upon his Father to pardon his enemies.
And now was completed the work of
deadly hate and of life-giving love, of
the most obstinate resistance against
God, and of the most submissive obedience.
All that the hatred of the
enemies of Christ could imagine and
desire is now accomplished; they have
tortured his body, and have treated him
as the most abject slave, as the worst of
malefactors. On the tree of the cross
he hangs, bleeding and so disfigured
that you would not know him, like a
trodden worm, a very spectacle of scorn.
Some men stand there
near him and in the distance, and look
upon the victim of their leaders and
chiefs, some with heartless curiosity, and
some with the cruel pleasure of malignity ;
beneath him at the foot of the
cross are the soldiers, who cast lots for
his garments; from all sides ring the
blaspheming shouts of the populace; the
most crying injustice sings its hymn of
triumph—and Heaven is silent, and the
arm of Providence, the saving power of
God, is concealed. May not the innocent
victim exclaim, " Lift up thy arm
against their pride—Arise, O God, judge
thy own cause ; remember the reproaches
with which the foolish man bath reproached
thee all the day."—(Ps. Ixxiii.)
But no ; he turns his eyes, now weary
unto death, away from the raging,
blaspheming multitude, and raises them
to Heaven. He repeats in this great
rnomcut the words that had been spoken
of his earlier sufferings and persecutions,
They that should have loved me, have
hated me, and I prayed." Now that
the hatred of these ungrateful men has
done its worst, he prays for them not
only in the stillness, in the sanctuary of
his heart, hut with a loud voice he
prays, now that his sacrifice is consummated.
He prays, writes St. Augustine,
for those whose cruelty he endures,
for he rememhers not that he is dying
by them, but for them.