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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

St. Andrew at the movies

When I think of the disciple Andrew, I see two mental images of him from the movie Jesus ......

In the first image from the film, Andrew and John have been looking for Jesus because John the Baptist had told them he was the messiah, and they await his return from the desert impatiently. When they catch sight of him, they trail after him and he asks them why. They reply because he's the messiah and a doubtful Jesus asks, "Are you sure?" The two proto-disiples answer at the same time, John saying "Yes!" and Andrew saying, "No!" Jesus just laughs and walks off, but they then ask where he lives and he tells them to come and see.

- this clip goes from Jesus' temptations in the desert to his meeting with John and Andrew ...

Jesus then goes home to his mom's house, naps and eats, and then invites John and Andrew to accompany him to the wedding at Cana. There Jesus dances the night away while the still skeptical Andrew fumes, sure he's made a mistake in thinking this party animal could be the messiah. Jesus' mother convinces him to change the water to wine so that Andrew can be convinced he's made the right choice in Jesus. A suddenly serious Jesus hands Andrew wine and says, "Drink, Andrew. The cup you desired is here."

- this clip goes from Jesus deciding to go to the wedding to offering Andrew the cup of wine ....


Blogger Deacon Denny said...

Nice of you to remember Andrew on his feast day! I love the clips from JESUS that you post from time to time. Believe it or not, I've never seen the movie, though I really should remedy that.

Thanks for keeping good things in front of us. :)

9:55 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Denny,

Thanks for the kind comment :)

10:09 PM  

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