Moreover, we must never keep record of how many times that person or our partner have done us wrong. I always thought Les Mis was a bit moralistic even though it presents the parallel stories of Javert who is destroyed by moralism and Valjean who is saved by mercybecause at the end of the story Valjean is ushered to paradise by Fantine for taking care of her daughter.
When Jean Valjean reenters French society after serving a year sentence for stealing bread, his existence has become defined by retribution and the struggle to survive.
Much of our modern society especially in the western worldfrom pain, fear, or disillusionment, has rejected absolute truth and left hollow our universal desire for divine justice. They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord, they will walk behind the ploughshare, they will put away the sword.
But when Javert goes undercover to help put down the insurrection, his identity is discovered, and Valjean saves his life. They will live again in freedom in the garden of the Lord; They will walk behind the ploughshare, the will put away the sword.
Love is not self-seeking. At any given point in the musical, at least one person was crying. But if you feel more like Eponine, rest knowing there is only One who loves perfectly.
Eponine helped me to see that.
But if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us. Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. The love and grace he experienced led to him reciprocating that same type of love and grace toward Fantine. And remember the truth that once was spoken: A Journal of Mormon Scripture" online at www.
Jean Valjean, on the other hand, crowns his life with the holiest of deaths: Eponine, on the other hand, shows her self-less love to Marius by sacrificing herself during the battle. By the witness of the martyrs, by the Passion and the Blood, God has raised you out of darkness. They believed in that once spoken truth.
He gets to see the face of God because he has loved another person. Cameron Mackintosh heard the score inand inthe original London production opened with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and sets by John Caird. In life and in the play, we do not get direct answers.
We could see that from the start, Valjean sought to hate the world who were unjustrefusing him any shelter and food to keep him warm. Because of sin, we will never be fully satisfied here on earth; there will always be rejection, hatred, agony, desperation, struggle, disappointment. When we love, we do not give up right away just because that person is very unpredictable or very difficult to handle but insteadwe become patient and understanding towards that person, no matter how he or she is.
Only One who by His love can fill us up completely. The truth, to be loved, must be shown to be lovable.
His good deeds in response to the mercy extended to him by the priest redeems his former criminal life and he is rewarded with peace. These characters were girls together, both from humble circumstances, both prove to have compassionate hearts; but one is plucked from a life of misery and the other dies in it.
Pointers to something better. The chain will be broken and all men will have their reward! Since the lines were sung by the characters Valjean, Fantine and Eponine, I have to think this was their reality. It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Pointers to a day when His children will behold Him face to face. His world was Cosette and every decision he made based out of love for her. So, too, I believe, with the remarkable ongoing success of the musical "Les Miserables," due to appear soon in film.
To love another person is to see the face of God. He paid for our sins by dying on the cross, even though we do not deserve and that we are unworthy of His love. Truly a beautiful quote I must say. God created each of us in His image, and though sin distorts that image by His grace we can still reflect His glory to others.Living the life of God, with his words and doing things that we know is right is living the path of life loving any other person regardless of what she or he is living with the love of God with no conditions, no barriers that can stop him/her, only with just plain love of God.
The Bible says that God is an "unchanging God." Then why do we see different faces of God in the Old Testament and the New Testament? How could Joseph Smith see God face to face when the Bible clearly says that no man can see God and live? Valjean’s love and forgiveness change him and those around him.
Javert, though he remains true to his principles, ultimately demonstrates the inadequacy of his understanding.
But it is not just a powerful story, deep character development, or great production that makes it soar—though "Les Mis erables" has those things.
"Epilogue" (from "Les Misérables: Highlights From The Motion Picture Soundtrack" soundtrack) Monsieur, I bless your name To love another person Is to see the face of God. Do you hear the people sing Lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people Who are climbing to the light.
'Les Miserables' teaches how God's truth is lovable. To love another person is to see the face of God." reminding us of our homesickness for God, of our longing for truth, love.
Victor Hugo — ‘To love another person is to see the face of God.’.Download