Lent 2019 Another story must begin

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A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The Bishop of Digne

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Luke 10:25-37; Luke 24:28-31 This Sunday is the second in the season of Lent. Our series for Lent draws on the story and characters of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The series is based on a book called ‘Another Story Must Begin’, a Lenten study series written by the priest at a Church in England used […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: A Story of Hope

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Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:18-25 Today, we draw to an end and look back over how the story of grace has impacted our characters and how the theme of hope is prominent in the story. We will hear the final words of Jean Valjean as he reflects on his life and how God has changed him.  […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Javert

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Today, we consider Javert, a complex character, who, in a literary sense, is the ‘villain’ or antagonist in the story. But in contrast to villains in many stories, Javert lives an ordered, moral and law-abiding life. For Javert, though, the law is not a source of liberty, but instead makes him less than fully human. […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Jean Valjean

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Matt 38-46, Acts 26:12-18 Today, we will encounter the central character of the story, Jean Valjean, whose encounter with the power of grace and forgiveness is transformed. Faced with the reality of his life and the choice before him, Valjean decides that ‘Another story must begin’. A new life must be born. The first movie […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Fantine

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Isaiah 58:1-12, Rev 21:1-5a This Sunday is the first in the season of Lent. Our series for Lent draws on the story and characters of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Today, through the characters of Fantine and Cosette,  we’ll look at how the beginnings of the story of Les Misérables demonstrate the need for the Gospel […]