A Prayer from Les Misérables
by Stephen Spence
I am excited about the Boxing Day release of the new mega-musical film version of Les Misérables. (Who isn’t!) So I thought I should read Victor Hugo’s orignal book in preparation for seeing the film. In it I came across this prayer/meditation by the saintly Monseigneur Myriel. (Being Catholic, the Monseigneur makes use of the deuterocanonical texts as well.)
I thought it was worth praying and sharing…
Oh, you who are!
Ecclesiastes calls you the All-powerful;
the Maccabees call you the Creator;
the Epistle to the Ephesians calls you liberty;
Baruch calls you Immensity;
the Psalms call you Wisdom and Truth;
John calls you Light;
the Books of Kings call you Lord;
Exodus calls you Providence;
the creation calls you God;
man calls you Father;
but Solomon calls you Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all your names.