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Dear Editor: Recently, I had the privilege of viewing the movie "The Passion of the Christ" at the Big Island Drive-In. I was pleased to hear that a large number from the community took the time to attend this movie and retrace the steps of Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the cross, and ultimately, to His resurrection from the tomb. The film, while not perfect, at least did away with the sanitized image that so many have of the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Those who saw the film were powerfully impacted by the vivid and accurate portrayal of what Jesus went through to redeem us from our sins. One cannot watch "The Passion" without coming away with a sense of deep appreciation for the love that drove Jesus to give himself for a people who are all too often either ambivalent towards Him or even opposed to Him. Many are now asking, "What should I do now?" May I encourage those who are asking this question to get in touch with one of the many fine churches in our area and speak with a minister. They would be happy to help you. Remember that the passion of Jesus needs to be personally applied to your life in order to be effective on your behalf. Sincerely, Pastor Mark F. Ramshaw Amisk Lake Church