Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Son of Man teases His Mother

My wife reminded me about this scene(s) from The Passion of the Christ.

In it Our Lord laughs and teases His Blessed Mother.

Did it happen? Well, certainly, something like it.

Christ was subject to human emotions (and human ills) and laughter must have not been uncommon in the house of Joseph the Carpenter.....


  1. I LOVE that scene, not only for the bit of humor but also the affection Christ shows for His mother.

    At a recent retreat I attended, the priest reminded us to consider what life must have been life for St. Joseph. He asked: "Do you know what it's like to live with a Saint? St. Joseph lived with TWO of them. He's the man!"

  2. Thank you Joyce, so good to hear from you.

  3. Great! Now I've got red eyes for the rest if the morning!
    That scene makes me cry every time.

    Such a wonderful film from such a strange producer.

  4. I absolutely love that scene....it is so endearing. My husband does not though...he feels there was an extreme sacredness and reverence in their relationship (he said this after reading *City of God) that wouldn't allow the Blessed Mother to chide Him for not washing his hands. I disagree...it is a mother and son, nonetheless, and they experienced every emotion we do.