A short documentary about actor Jim Carrey’s foray into art is going viral, but it’s his comments about Jesus in the 6-minute video that some might find the most intriguing.
Carrey revealed in the clip that painting is a passion that he discovered six years ago while “trying to heal a broken heart,” before diving deep into his thoughts on Jesus.
“The energy that surrounds Jesus is electric. I don’t know if Jesus is real, I don’t know if he lived,” the actor said in “I Needed Color.” “I don’t know what he means, but the paintings of Jesus are really my desire to convey Christ consciousness.”
He said that he wants everyone who sees his Jesus paintings to feel that Christ accepts them and to “heal” them just by looking at them through the painting. Carrey also spoke about race as well.
“You can find every race in the face of Jesus, and I think that’s how every race imagines Jesus,” he said. “They imagine him as their own.”
Watch Carrey’s comments below:
Carrey also spoke about the power of art and explained that artists “make models of their inner life” by bringing into physical being their internal emotions or needs, or the needs of their audience.
As christ and you previously reported, earlier this summer, Carrey attended an event by Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that provides hope, training and support to formerly incarcerated men and women.
There, while addressing former gang members who are striving to now become contributing members of society, Carrey said that he has learned that suffering leads to salvation.
“I want to speak to the fact that I believe that this room is filled with God, and that you are heroes to me and I admire you,” Carrey told the former inmates in an emotional speech. “You’ve made a decision to transcend and to leave darkness behind, and it takes a champion to make that decision.”
In his sermon, he said that all people need to choose between two gates, one of resentment, which leads to vengeance, and self-harm, and the other of forgiveness, “which leads to grace.”