Best Portrait I’ve Yet Seen of Mel Gibson in the Throes of the Passion Controversy

I hope his return to the Faith survives the crucible.

I’m reminded of, I think, St. Ephaim the Syrian’s exhortation to be kind to every person you meet, for they are all fighting a great battle. Gibson’s overcome a lot (and has much more to overcome) to reach the sanity and balance he’s reached, given the hand life dealt him in the parental department. I hope that he will be able to soldier through to full union with the Church and I hope that this particular piece of his art will do what he most wants it to do: help souls (including his own) come to deeper union with Christ.


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