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By Bob Welch

Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts fifty two nuggets of Bible-based knowledge from essentially 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 existence presents the truest instance of why true love is located within the grittiest areas, and that hearts are made complete underneath the overwhelm of mercy. most vital, although, Welch retains returning to the intersections of religion and fact all through Hugo's writing—those areas the place mercy turns into an inroad to the guts, and the place love is barely actually acquired while it truly is given with no situation.

Discover back why life's objective is located now not in getting to own wishes and needs, yet in responding to the hearts of...

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Look down, look down. 2 But Myriel treats Valjean like a king. Javert, a prison guard, is quick to establish a we-they relationship to remind the prisoner that Javert is good (high) and Valjean is bad (low)—and should be looked down upon. But the bishop gives Valjean credence nobody else does. 3 Perhaps Valjean returns to the bishop’s house because Myriel is the first one in Valjean’s life to speak of hope instead of hopelessness. Myriel treats Valjean as if the former convict is the embodiment of hope.

At age seventy-five, Myriel voluntarily chooses to eschew privilege to serve others less fortunate. Thus, when he welcomes Valjean into his home and offers him food, wine, warmth, and a bed, it is nothing extraordinary for him. In his eyes, the extraordinary thing in this situation is the stranger. The bishop welcomes Valjean unconditionally. “Come in,” he says, not even waiting to see who is at the door, a sign of unconditional acceptance. ”3 When Valjean himself warns that his papers point out he is “highly dangerous”—he’d never have cut it as a door-to-door salesman—and asks if there is a stable where he might sleep, the bishop again turns to his servant.

For him, integrity trumps consequences. God trumps man. “Men could see his mask,” writes Hugo, “but the bishop saw his face . . ” It’s convenient to consider lying, cheating, and stealing as the stuff of convicts and misfits. 10 Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, said a few people are always honest, a few are never honest, and most live in the broad middle. 11 In other words, such thinking goes, what’s bad is feeling bad about dishonesty; dishonesty on its own is not.

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