The movie has been released in time for Easter 2018. I ventured out for the first viewing at AMC Theaters Southpoint. It was 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon.
The film was preceded with a message from the Knights of Columbus, and that got my attention and interest.
“The Knights of Columbus is proud to invite you to support the nationwide theatrical release of Paul, Apostle of Christ, March 23, 2018.
Produced by Catholic ministry ODB Films and starring acclaimed actors Jim Caviezel and James Faulkner, this movie dynamically and truthfully illustrates the beginnings of Christian persecution under the Roman Empire.
St. Paul’s story is one of conversion, forgiveness and perseverance in the face of extreme intolerance, not unlike that faced by many Christians today. This dramatic retelling of his life can move the hearts of both believers and nonbelievers.
The film, dedicated to the persecuted Christians of today, is an opportunity to spread awareness of their plight among your friends, family and community.”
Christianity is being tested in our nation, as it has been tested for many centuries. I urge you to take time to visit a theater screening the film. Take your family. You will be moved and it is my hope that you will be inspired to spread His Word, His Love, and His message.
I was very moved as I was reminded of St. Paul’s story as Saul of Tarsus, his teachings, his 30 year journey, and his imprisonment. The first century of Christianity was not an easy journey for Christians. And, in some places in our world, it has not changed. I encourage you to see the movie, read the Acts of the Apostles, and share your experience with a fellow Knight, as you prepare for Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday.
Here is the movie trailer.