Les Misérables invites us to see what happens when grace and justice collide. Can mercy and the law exist in the same place at the same time? Are grace and justice mutually exclusive, or might these ideas be one and the same? Hugo also wants the reader to understand that our lives are intimately connected with each other. Our actions are never as independent as we might imagine. One person’s decision affects someone else’s life, sometimes in grand and dramatic ways. Through politics and love, revolution and forgiveness, Les Misérables is a story that continues to capture our imagination!
Matt Rawle is the Lead Pastor at Asbury United Methodist Church in Bossier City, Louisiana and a graduate from the LSU School of Music and Duke Divinity School. He is an international speaker who loves to tell an old story in a new way, especially at the intersection of pop culture and the church. Matt is also the author of The Grace of Les Misérables, What Makes a Hero?, The Faith of a Mockingbird, Hollywood Jesus, The Salvation of Doctor Who, and The Redemption of Scrooge. He and his wife Christie, have four pretty awesome kids: Isabelle, Annaleigh, Cecilia, and Robert. View all posts by Matt Rawle