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A lesson from a play

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I just got back from a trip to Vancouver. My mother fell and broke her leg and spent 3 weeks in hospital. My mom is 90 so a broken leg can be quite serious. Mom got home yesterday and we hope and pray that she will recover well. My mother had wanted to go to Chemainus to see the play Les Miserables. Mom wasn't able to go to the play but my wife and I went. Chemainus is a lumber town, on Vancouver Island, that goes through periodic hard times. Someone decided that they should fill the town with painted murals, and now there are 41 large murals, each one telling part of the story of the town. They are most interesting paintings and lots of visitors come to see them. With some luck, we got front row seats to the play. Les Miserables is one of my favorite stories. Jean Val Jean spent 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread. When he finally got out, he couldn't get a job because he was branded a criminal. He stayed one night with a priest and in the night stole the silver from the table. He was caught and brought back to the priest before being sent to jail once again. However, the priest said Jean didn't steal the silver, it was a gift, and then he gave Jean the silver candlesticks as well. The police went away, thinking there had been no theft, and the priest told Jean to use the silver to become a better man. The rest of the story is about Jean Val Jean living as a better man. The priest was amazingly forgiving and astonishingly generous and from this day onward Jean Val Jean was a different man. God is forgiving and God is generous and when we can touch people with forgiveness and generosity this can make such a difference in their lives.


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