Our hearts are ready

September 3, 2011

RABBI: You expect people to pay the tax in Roman coins? They have images of false gods on them. You want pagan gods in the temple? All foreign coins have to be changed to shekels. That is the law.
JESUS: I abolish the law. I give a new law and a new hope!
RABBI: What, did God change his mind about the old law?
JESUS: No, no. He just thinks our hearts are ready now to hold more.

– An exchange between Jesus and Rabbi in the temple in Jerusalem.
From the screenplay for The Last Temptation of Christ by Paul Schrader, adapted from the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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One Response to “Our hearts are ready”

  1. Suze said

    ‘No, no. He just thinks our hearts are ready now to hold more.’

    Speechless, Shawn.

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