It was the depths of COVID.
For some reason, my wife, Katie, and I had been invited to a private showing of a new movie.
For the record, we both love good movies, but we are not in any “Hollywood clique,” so we were as surprised to receive such an invitation as anyone else would be. Especially so because we were sat next to the star of the film, Jim Caviezel, for the whole duration of the screening.
Jim should be familiar to any Christian moviegoer, given that his portrayal of our Savior in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ was remarkable. This directorial and acting tour de force is unlike any other telling of the Greatest Story.
As a child, I was shaped by Franco Zeffirelli’s 6-hour long Jesus of Nazareth which would be rebroadcast on British TV…