At first my eye was drawn to the actor portraying the Christ and I was touched. It reminded me that Christ did suffer and die for me and when I sin I pick up the whip and hurt Him yet once more.
Secondly, I noticed that Mel was wearing his Brown Scapular. That is a good thing in my mind.
Then it happened. I noticed that it was Mel Gibson who has been in the news for anti Semitic rants, public drunkenness, adultery, etc. The fact that Mel was sitting there bothered me. So I decided that I would photo shop Mel out of the picture. Not being very skilled at that, I was not successful.
Here is that 2X4 that I sometimes need to get the message. Here is what I share with Mel Gibson. I too have committed the sins of public drunkenness and adultery. There are many more sins, but these two I share with Mel. I also share the Brown Scapular and my need for Confession.
It is not my place to judge Mel. His sins are between him and God. I do not know Mel Gibson's heart nor the condition of his soul. My place is to take care of mine. My place is to pray for my fellow sinner.
I confess to you my brothers and sisters....