March 20, 2022

Fantine: A Story of Poverty

Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 NRSV
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The story of Fantine may be one of the most poetically horrifying tales to grace the Broadway stage and cinema. The fact that she never seems to overcome her struggle or even reach peace before her death is a burden the story of Les Misérables carries with it. It is one we also seem to share as Jesus reminds us in Matthew 26:11 that “the poor will always be with you.” How does poverty inform and form our faith?