By Farah Trofeo-Ishizawa
First Cut –
The first time I saw Les Miserables was in Broadway, New York sometime before the year 2000. I loved it right away and bought the CD. The latest movie version by Director Tom Hooper was a wonderful film of this all-time beautiful musical.
Second Cut –
I am no movie critic, but I think Hugh Jackman, and Anne Hathaway were superb. Many people had so many things to say about the movie and the other casts but I will leave that to the professional film critics. The movie did live up to my personal expectations and the cinematography was impressive even with the many close-ups.
"To love another person is to the face of God." - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
The central theme of the movie can be described by this one line.
This universal theme of love and forgiveness, for me plays a very important role in being a Christian, too. Whether it is Holy Week or not, we should spend some time reflecting on how are relationships are with the people around us.
We Filipinos say that we are Christians. We go to church regularly. But do we practice what we pray and preach?
In our lifetime, there will always be someone or some people who will hurt you. There will be people who will abuse you and use you. There will be people who will misjudge you.
When that time will come - will you be ready to be like Jean Valjean? Will you be able to forgive the person or people who have hurt you?
If you have gone through any of these - Have you forgiven those who have trespassed against you?
God Bless –Mama Mary loves us !