Jim Caviezel, the actor who played Jesus Christ in the movie Passion of the Christ has been a busy man lately. In addition to starring in a CBS drama series made for television called Person of Interest, he is also on the speaking circuit, promoting his new CD. Here are a few quotes from the man who appears not just to “talk the talk”, but walk it as well.
“’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 prayers.’”
When the actor was approached by Mel Gibson and told if he agreed to play the role of Jesus he would never work in Hollywood again, Mr. Caviezel responded, “We all have to embrace our crosses.”
Lastly, despite the title of the web address below, Caviezel stated in a recent interview that he has no regrets for playing the role of Jesus. Work has been hard to come by since the talented actor took on that dynamic role, but Caviezel went on to say, “We have to give up our names, our reputations, our lives to speak the truth.” He then stated that he believes he will get his reward in heaven.
Jim Caviezel’s new CD is the entire Bible brought to life by the voices of famous actors. The first release was the New Testament and I used my idle time driving to and from work to listen to this CD. It was very well done. If the latest version is anything like the first, I don’t think you will be disappointed.