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    • mark
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      Some of my students and friends have indicated that they are familiar with and benefit from the series show, The Chosen. Because of this, I watched it, and perhaps many of you have viewed it already. It is described as “An exploration of the life of Jesus Christ through the perspective of those that interacted with him.” In my opinion, although it is not perfect–and I could specify why if asked–it is awfully good! Certainly, it is worth a try. It may prompt you to read more of the Bible. You can check out the first season for free on YouTube, and the first and second seasons for free by using The Chosen app. It is relevant to Jews and Judaism probably for obvious reasons, and–as an aside–the actor who plays Jesus has some ancestry linked to the Middle East and is a devout Catholic. The Chosen also is good at illustrating the Jewish core of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the disciples. If you have a little extra time…

    • Brother Gilbert Joseph
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      I watched the first season and enjoyed some of it but the more I watched the less I liked it. I especially didn’t like their nativity one. I guess it is too protestant for me and it lacks the feeling of the holiness of Jesus, Mary and Joseph which we understand as Catholics. it was a good effort but I much preferred Mel Gibson’s the Passion and as well as Jesus of Nazareth.

    • mark
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      Yes, Brother Gilbert Joseph, I agree with your assessment, at least generally. I avoided the Nativity episode because I did not want to view any possible conflicts with Catholic teaching, e.g., Mary’s labor. I’m glad you expressed your opinion on this! However, without disclosing spoilers, including in season 2, I do think (so far) the holiness and divinity of Jesus are illustrated well, e.g., in His sinlessness and miracles. It’s just that The Chosen focuses significantly on the humanity of Christ, e.g., His sense of humor, fantastic rapport with children, etc. I also very much like how Jesus is portrayed in The Passion of the Christ!

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