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Law And Grace In Best Picture Nominee "Les Miserables"

grich903 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 10:03 AM
The fruits of repentence were clearly seen in ValJean's changed life. He went from one who cared only for himself, to one who provided jobs for others, and when Javert told him they caught a man identified as ValJean, ValJean went forward and presented himself to the judge even though he knew it would cost him everything. This is a life that has been radically changed by a work of God. Javert was trying to keep the 'law' but incapable to doing so because the 'law' of God was given to show man he is incapable to saving himself, that he needs a Holy God to find forgvieness.

I take my political debates into the movie theatre with me. Suspend disbelief? That I can do. Suspend political/cultural/religious debate? Never. It’s probably a good idea to let go once in a while, but just because that’s a good idea doesn’t mean it’s easy to do.

So, here is what I read on National Review Online before going in to see Les Miserables, and what was in my mind the whole time:

“All decent people have a measure of sympathy for those who, driven by desperation, come...