Steve Greenhut asks the question about The Passion:
What role would I have played in The Passion? Not the movie, but the real-life drama. That’s what I thought about as I watched Mel Gibson’s spectacular, moving account of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ’s life on Earth.
Would I have cheered as Christ was sentenced to death? Would I have laughed as he was tormented toward the cross? It’s scary to contemplate.
We all like to imagine ourselves cheering 'Hosanna!' at the triumphal entry, but those same crowds later cheered 'Crucify! Crucify!'
A question well asked.