Jim Carrey: Jesus Is Accepting; Every Race Can Be Seen in Him (Video)

Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey is shown in this file photo. |

Actor Jim Carrey caught the attention of those in the faith community in June when he told former inmates about the grace of Jesus. And now in a new art documentary, "I Needed Color," the actor showcases a painting he did of Christ, claiming every race can be seen in the face of Jesus.

In the new short documentary which is going viral, Carrey reveals that painting and visual arts are a way to help him connect to his "inner life."

"You can tell what I love by the color of the paintings," the popular comedian says in his documentary posted to Vimeo. "You can tell my inner life by the darkness in some of them and you can tell what I want from the brightness in some of them."

Midway into the clip, Carrey is seen painting a vibrant picture of Jesus and although seemly conflicted by his feeling toward the Christian savior he says the "energy" surrounding Christ is "electric."

"I don't know if Jesus is real, I don't know if He lived, I don't know what He means, but the paintings of Jesus are really my desire to convey Christ's consciousness," he admits. "I wanted you to have the feeling when you look in His eyes that He was accepting of who you are. I wanted Him to be able to stare at you and heal you from the pain."

"You can find every race in the face of Jesus. I think that's how every race imagines Jesus; they imagine Him as their own," he adds.

The short film directed by David Bushell is Carrey's way of sharing with the world how expressing himself creatively through art has helped him heal from the traumatic past few years he's had.