Les Miserables, is Victor Hugo’s epic tale showing what happens when people live with, and without, love and forgiveness. Jean Valjean, hardened and embittered after serving ten years of forced labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family, learns love and compassion for others, while Inspector Javert adheres only to the ‘letter of the law’ and makes no allowance for human needs beyond the law. Set against the back drop of the French Revolution (1789 – 1799), the question we must ask ourselves is whether or not the story is still relevant today? As clouds of darkness roll across our beloved nation, is it possible to live without love and forgiveness? Can we make allowances for human needs beyond the letter of the law and – if so – HOW? We are people who live, cry, laugh, and love in the LIGHT – please join us on Sunday, July 9 to discover how we go on from here.
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