Bodoni MT – I’m an old fan of ‘Day of Discovery’, so I was thrilled to hear that we had found DoD tape at a garage sale. It featured two episodes about Jewish holidays and two episodes dedicated to refuting the then upcoming movie, ‘The DaVinci Code’. I’ve seen it all again and again and every time I learn something.We’ve all be taught since our youth the connection between Passover and Jesus’ role as the sacrficial lamb that fulfilled Passover. What we haven’t been taught as sufficiently is how all of the holidays set forth by God in the Old Testament point forward to Jesus and a time of Jesus’ return. One of the unfulfilled holidays is Booths, or Sukkot. It is celebrated by building temporary shelters and living in them. It will be fulfilled when Jesus comes back to live among us. Even we, the outsiders, might experience a taste of this holiday.
When it turned into the second half of the movie, it talked about both the claims of the book as well as Jesus’ relationships with all of the Mary’s we meet in the Bible. It must have been difficult for Mary to have watched her son grow up, preach throughout Israel, and be put on that cross. It must have been a the more difficult to make that transition of belief from a proud mother to a loving disciple. Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, was a disciple through and through. She lingered before Him in a world where she was a second class citizen. Mary Magdalene, with whom Jesus’ relationship has become the stuff of fiction. The fact of the matter is that Mary loved the man that had freed her from demon possession. Jesus loved ler like he loved the other Marys, as a disciple. The point was that Paul wouldn’t have used Peter’s family as an example of his right to have one if Jesus had one. The Bible speaks for itself, and when we try to translate it into modern terms or modern thought, we do much more harm than good.