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Jesus’ Life Was Revolutionary Stuff

Jesus’ Life Was Revolutionary Stuff

If I die, let me die, let him live.1 — From Jean Valjean’s song “Bring Him Home” The physical climax to Les Misérables is street fighting based on an actual uprising that Hugo witnessed in June 1832. Some people believe the movie culminated in the French Revolution. No. That was a world-shaking revolution that took

Knock and the Door Will Be Opened

Editors Note: This is an excerpt from 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables. Bob Welch walks readers through Hugo’s masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely spiritual reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption.  Have you knocked at that one there? – A woman in Digne who takes pity on Valjean In Digne as a

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