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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Recent viewing . . .

Over the past view days I was able to view a pbs program that fit well with the Easter weekend, The Face: Jesus in Art. The program was a history of art portraying Jesus from the earliest days up to today and included how the Church, East and West, viewed the role of art in communicating the faith. This art was used to show the divinity and humanity of Christ and the key events of His life and ministry recorded in Scripture. What especially caught my attention was how one piece of art on the crucifixion of Jesus was described in a way that clearly described total atonement for the sins of the world. This video/DVD could serve well as a resource for Christian education.

Yesterday, I took the kids to see the Dr. Seuss movie, Horton Hears a Who. Except for the gratuitous, almost conspiratorial, swipe at home-schooling as seen with the antagonist kangaroo who "pouch-schooled" her children, this is definitely a fun movie for the entire family.
[Note: One reads Dr. Seuss knowing that his writings involve political commentary and satire.]

3 comments:

Susan said...

Tim, I have long loved the pro-life aspect to Horton's story ("a person's a person no matter how small"). Does that come through in the movie?

Fr. Timothy D. May said...

Yes, that comes out very clearly. In fact, we were discussing that very point at home this morning. Thank you for this reminder. It slipped my mind this afternoon.

patrick said...

i was hoping that Horton Hears a Who would keep to the Dr Seuss book, but i'm beginning to have my doubts about that...