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Janice’s Letter of the Month

Dear Friends,

It’s not often that we find in the listings films about Jesus. They are few and far between so it was with some surprise that I found not one but two films about Jesus on the small screen over Christmas.

So he (Joseph) got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod (Matthew 2:14-15).

The first film is about the missing years of Jesus and how it was imagined that he became conscious of who he was, not the son of Joseph and Mary but the Son of God. The film was called the Young Messiah. It had a reasonable premise and started out in Jewish community in Egypt with a young Jesus conscious that he was different but no knowledge of who he was. The film centred around the search that continued for the New Born King even after the slaughter of the innocents in Bethlehem. Sean Bean is the centurion with the unenviable task of seeking the missing King.

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