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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Lent at the Movies: The Parable of the Prodigal Son

From Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

3 comments:

Matthew Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing this, Allan. I haven't watched this film in years, and it reminds me why Jesus was so compelling

Allan Bevere said...

Matt:

This is one of the most moving scenes on the prodigal son I have ever watched.

Gary Lyn said...

I've never been a big fan of media portrayals of Jesus, but every now and then, some of the portrayals seem to be connected to what I experience as the spirit of the Christ. This is one of them, as it goes beyond a wooden figure speaking scripture. Instead, it gives us a context in which to bring this story into our hearts (and the acting is really not bad). There are a couple of other scenes from this film that I find compelling as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Gary