THE GIFT OF LOVE: THE STORY OF MARIUS AND COSETTE

One of the great longings of the human heart is to know and experience true love. Stories of romantic love are prominent in music, literature, and film, but there are other forms of love. There is friendship love and familial love, as well as agape love, or the self-giving love often associated with God. In the fourth chapter, Matt Rawle examines the love that exists between Marius and Cosette. We learn of how they encounter one another, how they fall in love, and how their love grows. We also learn of the complications present in their relationship and the obstacles they overcome that offer us the hope that we, too, might find love.

Rawle states, “Forgetting our wounds does little to erase them. What truly defines who we are as Christians is how our wounds are healed” (p. 90). Does God use our wounds to help us become better witnesses to God’s love? How does God do so?

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Rick Wilcox

Rick is an ordained minister who is voraciously interested in the holistic transformation of people individually and in an organizational context - enabled by technology, educated continuously through multi-channel systems and informed by the wisdom of history's greatest thinkers. He is a Ph.D. student at Faulkner University, focusing on English Literature in the context of Classical Education. He earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Science in Management from Sam Houston State University. His undergraduate studies earned a BA with double majors in Sociology and Theology from Houston Baptist University. Rick is Deputy Director of PACES PAideia Classical School and leads the Parenting Teens Adult Community at Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands Texas.

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