A Commentary on Les Misérables
I found a video this morning and wanted to share (shout out to @RCYouthWorker for the link). I think Fr. Robert Barron does a fantastic job of spelling out the correlation between Victor Hugo’s famous story — now a movie — and the storyline of receiving and giving love and grace that Christ calls us to live.
“[Les Miserables] can’t be understood apart from a Christian world view.”
Les Misérables might not be one of those shows you load up the church van and take a group of kids to, but I think it has great potential to illustrate messages about love and grace to your students.
SPOILER ALERT: Fr. Barron does walk through the entire plot line of the story, so if you haven’t seen the movie (or the musical or read the book) and don’t want to know … be warned.