that's a great post! I strongly recommend watching "The Passion of Christ" with your family. It may be disturbing to kids under 13 though because of the graphic nature. Check out your "religious channels" on your dish or directv... they have been playing it all weekend. I watched it when it came out in 2004 and it is an ACCURATE depiction of what happened to Jesus. Many people beleive it was just beaten a little bit and then hung on a cross, but it was MUCH more than that. You have to remember, in this time, if you "claimed" to be the Son of God, they did not take that lightly. That was many times worse than murder or rape or any other crime. Like the hymn says "JESUS PAID IT ALL, ALL TO HIM I OWE...."
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!