There is a moment in our lives when we have a trigger, a motivation to change our ways and to see the bigger picture. Sometimes this moment is dramatic (in the conventual understanding) -- there's lighting, flashes, major action, a BIG BANG!! Other times, this moment is quiet, is humble, is not too cinema-friendly. Yet, the significance of each is the same. These moments bring us closer to Our Lord.
Holy Week takes the two extremes -- excitement and tranquility -- and enfolds them in the one drama of the Passion of Christ. Many of us have seen Gibson's remarkable work, The Passion of the Christ. Many of us likewise wept either during or after (or both) the film. Why? We see the reality and ugliness of man's infidelity toward his Creator and Redeemer that took place 2000 years ago and we find that it has not changed. And not just in man -- universally -- but in ourselves. That's the key of Holy Week and of the entire CHristian experience. We see OURSELVES personally, individually, uniquely in the schema of original sin and concupiscence.