Thursday, May 25, 2006

Finding faith in the Da Vinci code

Just seen the movie the Da Vinci code - and I was very suprised having heard how critical and potentialy destructive it was to the Christian Church - i came away thinking - yes that may be true but not to the Christian faith.
I really enjoyed the challenge of it to faith which at the end of the day struck me as an important 'message'. Becuase at the end of the day a lot of these things do fall back on faith. And maybe Langdon's prayer as he struggled in the well and the feeling that Jesus was there with him should be enough. It's a testimony - I think that Jesus was everything he claimed to be...and more.
While the Church may have tried to protect that through the sword, the only way it can really be protected is through the witness of those who have faith and live by that faith....

"Perhaps what I love most about the controversy created by The Da Vinci Code is that it exposes how the institutional church has corrupted the message and mission of Jesus Christ. It has clouded in secrecy and hypocrisy what should have remained a simple message of acceptance, forgiveness, and freedom. Yes, there is a secret, and it is that our souls long for God and that strangely enough, as hard as it may be to believe, God longs for you". Erwin McManus


Unionsbuerger said...

I’m Mathieu (God Gift), Son of Benedikt (God sended) Catholic Priest, fatherless condamned under a cruzifix in Montabaur: Germany

Jim said...

Appreciated your distinction, Michael, between damaging the Chrstian "church" vs. damaging the Christian faith. As we continue to unpack what walking with Jesus looks like in a post-Christendom context, we would do well to remember this difference daily. Thanks for your reminder today.