to post it on my blog. I hope you are encouraged by it, as much as I was - this is just
Short Summary: Jim Caviezel, who played "Jesus" in the "Passion of the Christ" movie,
spoke at a 14,000 member church where he gave witness to his faith & urged others to share
their FAITH & spoke on embracing the cross. He said we have to give up our names, our reputations,
and our lives to speak the TRUTH. He added that he will receive his reward in Heaven.
Have a Blessed day,
breaking the teeth of the mother of his youngest child—Mel Gibson has a friend in Jesus—or, at least the
actor who played him in 2004’s “Passion of the Christ.”
"Mel Gibson, he's a horrible sinner, isn't he?" Jim Caviezel asked members of the First Baptist Church of
Orlando, FL during an appearance Saturday night. "Mel Gibson doesn't need your judgment, he needs your
Jim Caviezel, 42, spoke at the 14,000-member church in an act the Orlando Sentinel describes as “giv(ing)
witness to his FAITH, (urging) others to share it and to sell a new all-star audio production of the Bible
that he has produced.”
The staunch Roman Catholic recalled when Gibson first offered him the role of Jesus, he warned that it
could end his career.
"(Gibson) said, 'You'll never work in this town again,'” Caviezel explained.
>> “I told him, 'We all have to embrace our crosses.'”
During the 20-minute talk, Caviezel said he was “called” to be an actor, noting that it was no coincidence
that "in my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus."
He even joked about his initials– J.C. –with Gibson during casting, which "freaked [the director] out a little.”
Caviezel said taking on the role of the Son of God limited his career, saying that he was "rejected in (his)
"Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been," Caviezel said. "Not much has changed in 2,000 years."
But Caviezel has no regrets, saying "We have to give up our names, our reputations, our lives to speak
the TRUTH," and adding that he’ll get his reward in heaven.