There is a paradox in the life of a Christian: In order to live, one must die. If one hopes to become great, one must first become little. Jesus says from the beginning that if people want to follow him, then they must deny themselves and pick up their cross. Self denial, difficulties, crosses and suffering are a constitutive part of the Christian life. They are not optional. In a world of supreme extravagance, choosing less or going without is counter cultural, but being a Christian is always supposed to be counter cultural.
Filming Location: Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Production of The Ministry of the Wild Goose and 4PM Media In Association with Franciscan University of Steubenville
Franciscan Friars, TOR of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Province