Contemplating courage throught the eyes of Les Mis
Yesterday I experienced the grand epic story- Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo.
Yes- sorrow was woven throughout the story. Sorrow for having stolen a piece of bread to feed a starving child. Sorrow for living in chains for 17 years. Sorrow for having to run from the law throughout a lifetime. Sorrow for having a relentless enemy.
Isn’t this the picture of life?
Then comes redemption, forgiveness even when undeserved.
It takes courage to forgive and accept forgiveness. It takes even more courage to repent, turn around and lead a new life.
There is power in forgiveness. A man forgiven is free. A woman forgiven is clean. A forgiving child is the picture of fulness of life.
In the midst of sorrow, so often forgiveness is the answer. Forgive, release, rise up.
Have courage – today forgive.