While I am not religious, I would still consider myself spiritual. I find an immense sense of purpose and fulfillment in discussing our consciousness, community, and humanity. "We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself." -Carl Sagan
So while I cannot directly identify with the Christian iconography, there is a profound spiritual experience here for just about anyone. Beyond any kind of notion of spiritualism, it is also a story about self-discovery, familial connection, and the diverse purposes we all create for ourselves.
Despite everything I love about what is being discussed here, I do think the execution is a bit dry. Nothing about it was particularly bland, I just found the technical craft to not be nearly as inspirational as the written craft. I'm particularly disappointed about the average cinematography, as heavy-hitter like Deakins or Lubezki would have elevated this to a much higher level.