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As I was watching this scene, I thought, "here it comes, we're going to see how they portray one of the most critical messages Jesus told his apostles." If you haven't seen the newest episode tonight, basically during the last supper Jesus tells his apostles to "remember me by doing this," and I want to know if this wording is misleading and conveys a message that isn't what us Catholics would accept as totally true, since there were non-Catholics who helped "verify" the "accuracy" of the TV show.
Here's a little background, the show was produced/created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who are a married Catholic couple of film makers. One would think they would consult Catholic theologians for guidance, but it seems they consulted more non-Catholics than Catholics at all.
Now I don't know who all of these "theologians" are, but it seems most of them are non-Catholic, therefore by consulting these "experts" the show could have easily been portrayed with a non-Catholic view, and I think one way to conclude whether or not this show portrays a non-Catholic view is to figure out what they meant by using wording I haven't really heard before. Ultimately though it doesn't matter, because I know the truth that Catholicism is correct, but I'm just curious as to whether or not this show is actually accurately depicting the last supper and what Jesus actually meant.
So in the scene Jesus says to his apostles:
"Remember me by doing this."
I can't find scripture that actually says that, to the contrary, the scripture I've found says something that is different and is what I've heard all my life, "do this in memory of me."
There is no interpretation that says "remember me by doing this" bible.cc/luke/22-19.htm. So right off the bat, isn't this inaccurate for them to make Jesus' character say this? Or is it the same thing?
Basically, I want to know, is the way they made Jesus say "remember me by doing this" the same as "do this in memory of me?"
Because the wording they use sounds like it gives a different message than what Jesus actually meant, it sounds they made Jesus' character say "do this once to remember me," because the "remember me by doing this" sounds like they're trying to downplay the importance of what he really said (which was do this in memory of me). Using this wording sounds like they want to convey the idea that Jesus just meant "only eat this tonight to remember me." It sounds like they wanted him to be specifically referring to that night ONLY, and not in the future; thats what I'm basically trying to get at, its kind of hard to explain.
"Do this in memory of me" sounds like Jesus was telling his apostles to do this frequently, to continue to be in communion with him in the future. He doesn't say "do this once to remember me," he leaves it open and says "do this in memory of me," which as Catholics we know this means to continue to be in communion with God by consuming the Eucharist.
Is there a difference in the wording here? Am I analyzing this too deeply? Or do you think my suspicions are right since they used this odd wording, this can only mean they want to portray some non-Catholic point of view, but only if there is a difference in the wording.
I have not yet watched the episode, but I don't see a huge difference betweent the two--and I think you have to be looking and waiting for it--to see a big difference. "Do this is memory of me" contrary to your reading I see know greater command with reqard to frequency to celebrate the Eucharist in his memory than I do in the phrase "remember me by doing this". I'm not sure how doing something in memory of Christ--commands me to do it often but the command to do something to remember Christ --implies doing it only once? You have a command to do this in the memory of Christ--isn't that essentially the same thing as a command to remember Christ by doing this? With the this in both cases being the Eucharist. I just don't see how the two phrases really say anything different.
I'd want to see the whole scene and who it was presented--I might even want to see what other Gospel passages they use in the series before I rendered a judgment.