By Bob Welch
Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts fifty two nuggets of Bible-based knowledge from the most well known novels, musicals, and flicks of all time: Les Misérables.
In 52 Little classes from Les Misérables, Bob Welch walks readers via Hugo's masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely non secular reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption. Welch reminds us that Jean Valjean's lifestyles offers the truest instance of why true love is located within the grittiest areas, and that hearts are made entire underneath the weigh down of mercy. most crucial, although, Welch retains returning to the intersections of religion and truth all through Hugo's writing—those locations the place mercy turns into an inroad to the center, and the place love is barely actually acquired whilst it really is given with no .
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5:3). C. S. Lewis writes, “St. Augustine says, ‘God gives where He finds empty hands. ’ ”4 Often the richer we are in things, the poorer we are in our hearts. Being poor in spirit is the deepest form of repentance because it acknowledges our desperate need for God. The rich, young ruler of Matthew 19:16–26 can’t get there. Told to sell all he has, give to the poor, and follow Jesus, he goes away grieving, ultimately placing his faith in himself. The tax collector of Luke 18, on the other hand, can get there.
And yet the malady is an equal-opportunity masquerader of true meaning, afflicting rich and poor. Consider, for example, the spartan existence lived by the bishop’s servant, Madame Magloire. She has little and yet, unlike the bishop, worries not about the soul of an obviously troubled man but about the composition of eating implements. When we cling too tightly to “stuff,” we major in the minors and minor in the majors. I was parking cars for a wedding of a friend’s son. My instructions were to send the first few dozen cars to a gravel lot to leave the choicer, paved spots for late-arriving guests.
Not so much. We like advancement. We like fame and fortune. We ascribe greatness to those who can get onstage and sing or dance for millions—or win some reality TV show. Or those who make a tackle on a football field and flex their muscles to milk the crowd for praise—as if what they’ve really done, instead of flattening a ball carrier, is find a cure for cancer. We like “Likes” on our Facebook pages and thousands to follow us on Twitter. ” Not in frittering away opportunity so he won’t be bothered.
52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch