There has been announcements regarding the release of “Corpus Christi” a movie that portrays our Lord and Savior and his disciples as homosexuals. This movie is said to be released this year across America and is being screened today in San Francisco. As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It’s called ” Corpus Christi ” which means “The Body of Christ”. It’s a revolting mockery of our Lord. This was treated as an urban legend at the beginning of millenium and dismissed by the snopes.com. It is true and is being screened today.
For your information: Corpus Christi means the Body of Christ of which Christ is the head. The body of Christ is the Church of which we are all members. Its high time that those who want to promote their agenda, quit desecrating the Most Holy Name of our Lord for ther hidden purposes with utter insensitivity to the Christian ethos. In the depiction of the Corpus Christi in Pieta by Michaelangelo, you see the death Christ endured for our salvation, his dead body in the arms of his loving mother. For centuries, we have been worshipping Christ the Lord and Savior. This is Corpus Christi – the body of Christ who died for us while we were yet sinners.
I had spoken out on earlier occasion when our Lord’s naked body was rendered in a chocolate art form and I will continue to speak. This has nothing to do about being left or right, everything to do with what is right and wrong, distinguishing between what is sacred and mundane, respecting God and respecting the body of Christ which is called Corpus Christi.
In the movie trailor addressing those who object to the movie, someone says, “You hate what you don’t understand: You hate what you are not willing to look at. I am trying to understand you, why can’t you @!# understand me”
We have gone beyond understanding, but when you drag God and my faith into mud that’s where we have a problem. If you want to make money, there are any number of ways, but don’t in the name of God or my faith. Respect is give and take.
When you ridiculed the traditional marriage
and floated your lifestyle, we tolerated it
When you contested your civil rights
as being part of the civil discourse, we tolerated it.
When you inundated the minds of our children
in public schools we resisted it
When you ridicule our Lord Christ who died for
the sin of humanity and continue to implicate
him to play your lifestyle, that is it.
Jesus Christ is my savior, my God.
Don’t mess with my faith and don’t mess with God.
His love is divine, sacrificial, redemptive. He loved the sinner and hated sin.
Our Christian faith has been bathed in the blood of martyrs over the centuries.
We will not let you bring this abomination on God
Corpus Christi is the Body of Christ, the Church.
The Church is not bricks and mortars but faithful
people with hearts and wills who fear God and worship him
Fear God and walk in His ways than adding nuance to God’s Word.
Lest you gain His wrath.
This God died for me. This God died for you
and I will not let my God be ridiculed.
We will not God be mocked nor Christianity. All those who call themselves should Christians should speak up for “CHRIST’S SAKE”
St. Paul speaks of the Body of Christ:
4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 7But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. 8Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.9(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? 10He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.(Ephesians4:4-16)
Someone said that radical Christianity is a form of fundamentalism and likened it to fundamental Islam. Even if so, radical Christianity is a call to fidelity–fidelity to faith and morals. To love the Lord and neighbor, why, even love one’s enemies is what we are called to follow radically. Jesus lived and died and rose for this very same principle. No greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for his friends. We need to be proud of this deep faith in the son of God who loved us and gave himself for us. He did not ask us to kill anyone in God’s name, for Christians to be likened to some of the fundamentalists in Islam. But if we loved God radically, our society would not allow for such nonsense–to say no to such aberrations.
While speaking of the Chocolate Jesus I wrote and holds true for this movie too: Our message is simple. Whatever type of artist one may be, there is no license to offend the religious sense of the people. If it does, it should be abhorred. If one still wants to express anything and everything, we as Christians have the freedom to defend what is sacred to us. As for the chocolate rendition, it’s an abomination for God to be caricatured in such an art form. For a true Christian, Easter is about Christ crucified and risen. For the secular, Easter is about chocolate. It’s an unholy alliance.
Should someone think this is an overreaction on the part of Christians, then I would say try ridiculing others’ faith and then you will know the truth and see the difference. You will see how tolerant Christians have been, during the tirade of mockery that has been unleashed on us under the name of freedom of expression.