By Bob Welch
Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts fifty two nuggets of Bible-based knowledge from some of the most renowned 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 presents the truest instance of why true love is located within the grittiest locations, and that hearts are made complete underneath the overwhelm of mercy. most crucial, even though, 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 simply actually bought whilst it truly is given with out .
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Marius recovers. He reconciles with his grandfather with whom he’s had a falling-out and, with the man’s blessing, marries Cosette. Instead of informing Cosette and Marius that he was responsible for saving the young man’s life, Valjean reveals his criminal past. Marius wants nothing more to do with the man. The shattered Valjean prepares to die. But Marius accidentally learns from Thénardier that it is Valjean who saved his life. Marius tells Cosette. The two come to Valjean’s side, and, reconciled with Cosette, Valjean dies in peace.
Why do so? Because context matters. Building the scaffolding of a story helps us understand the nooks and crannies within. Knowing a little prepares us to know more. And knowing more helps us discover deeper truths. So we begin: It is October 1812 in the south of France. Jean Valjean, a former tree pruner with uncommon physical strength, is released from prison after serving nineteen years—five for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his sister’s family, and another fourteen for frequent attempts to escape.
His lone luxuries are his silverware and candlesticks. Myriel visits neighboring villages not aboard a gold-trimmed carriage with an entourage but alone on a donkey. Rich or poor, Myriel relates to people well, exuding “the very eloquence of Christ,” writes Hugo. ” He defends those who cannot defend themselves, especially women and the poor. “The faults of women, children, and servants,” we read, “. . ”5 When the local curé—or parish priest—refuses to spend time with a man condemned to die for the murder of another, Myriel walks beside the convict.
52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch