My 8 year old son keeps finding this clip and playing it, so I have revisited it.
Vangelis would not be my choice of tune, but in this case, combined with the film it works. I loved this film when it first came out and my children love this film. I think it is one of the finest British films ever.
I could play this closing scene over and over again and still end up with a lump in my throat. The phrase ‘When I run, I feel His pleasure’ has been one of the phrases that I often repeat; it speaks to me of a God who is involved in the whole of life, not just the ‘religious’ bits. Initially I saw this film as being about one man’s faith and not working on Sundays. As I have watched it again and again, I find it a real parable of ‘missional engagement’ (sorry, jargon) rooted in its 1920s culture and it makes me think. A lot.
I challenge you to watch without weeping.