18 thoughts on “The Mission–Reconciliation

  • He killed his own brother. Who he loved. He killed him out of jeahlousy, anger. He genuinely regretted it. As he genuinely loved his brother.
    He also killed those indians, & took them as slaves to be sold into slavery never to go back to their families/their home again.
    Yet the indians forgave him of the terrible things he had done to them.
    Why. Maybe because they are a good people. They forgave him and it changed him. They saw he was genuinely sorry and prepared to give his life to them in some payment.

  • I don't believe it is necessary for men to "do penance" in order to earn forgiveness from God — Jesus paid the full price with his sinless death; our responsibility is to receive what He did by repentant faith and then proceed with a transformed heart . THAT SAID … this is truly one of the most shattering scenes in all of cinematic history. The eruption of emotion, mashed together and flowing in waves from DeNiro's character and the surrounding crowd, is simply breathtaking. Grief, joy, bewilderment, heartache (Liam Neeson's face!) relief, wonderment; surging all together from the chaos; the horrors of humanity's disobedience to the Creator contrasted with the glory of His mercy and kindness in making a way for each of us to come back to Him. Astonishing! And it's captured in this remarkable scene. Thank you, Jesus.

  • Instead of payback and vengeance, the knife that could have been used to cut his throat was used to cut the ropes of the equipment that this enemy used to enslave and kill them, not only cut the ropes around his body, but also free him from the heavy chains of his heart.
    That is the real meaning of love and pardon.

  • Robert Diniero is a fucking MONSTER. HESUCKS! #SOSAD #HeUsedToNotBeAMonsterButNowHeIs #IGuessThatsRobertDiniero!!! WellIGuessThatsHollywood!

  • Strangely, this film taught me the uselessness of religion and the reality that it's the spirit of man that triumphs…

  • he finally recognizes the worthlessness of his burden – and he can't help but both cry and laugh … phenomenal scene

  • The Light shines in the darkness, and the dark has never put it out. (John)
    The quote from John appears at the end of this great movie.

  • 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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