This is one of my all-time favourite movies. I watch it at least twice a year – at Easter and Christmas. And it amazes me how many Christians I’ve met who have never seen it. I clung to its message even when I was farthest from being a Christian myself.
I’ve heard that people say “It’s called ‘Ben-Hur: A Story of the Christ’ and it isn’t about Christ at all.” I can’t understand that. It’s about God’s will working in the world, about turning the other cheek, about the incredible force of Our Lord when He turned His attention on a man. It’s about faith.