This Lent ponder the themes of justice, poverty, freedom, and love.
Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you’ve read the novel, seen the Broadway musical, heard its soundtrack, or seen the several screen adaptations, you already know the power in the story. In the six-week Lenten study The Grace of Les Misérables, author and pastor Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story—grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope—each represented by a character in Hugo’s story. In keeping with his previous works, Rawle brings us to the intersection of Church and Pop Culture by drawing parallels between the iconic story and musical and our Christian calling, inspiring us to both understand our faith and live it out in the world.
In Session 3 titled The Poor Are Always With You: Fantine, explores the character of poverty that pervades Hugo’s work. Most of the characters in the story have endured poverty, especially Fantine, who personifies poverty in the story and whose child Valjean endeavors to save.
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