This tale is an excellent learning moment to see just how easy it is to give in to EVIL.
Young Jesus, and his family are pursued constantly by Police and Soldiers (who are only just “following” orders) and most of which do not have the decency or courage to DISOBEY EVIL ORDERS.
The “Roman Authorities” are driven on by a mad-man who only lusts after power and is terrified that somehow Jesus might be able to capture his throne or his kingdom.
This movie is the perfect tale for the time we are all living in since it shows us that (even today) human beings are stubborn, evil, and willing to do just about anything to someone else if they are ordered to do it and to keep their jobs.
The horrible price is the havoc and the extreme distress it causes to a simple family trying hard to just survive.