Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Les Misérables: T is for The Thenardiers: Talented Tricksters

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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Godless pleasure seekers!

Talk about a couple whose lifestyle is diametrically opposed to Javert! The Thénardiers are the antithesis of the Law. In fact, they are a law unto themselves. Anything goes. It doesn't matter who gets hurt. And they actually have fun doing it!

There are no true atheists in this world. You read me correctly. All humans are created to worship, adore or idolize something. The Thénardiers do have a god. Actually two gods. Pleasure and money. That doesn't leave room for the true God. 

 The Bible speaks to the "Master and Mistress of the House":

"No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money."
 Luke 16:13

The book of Proverbs is full of verses spotlighting the fool vs the wise. . . Take some time to read it!

Who or what is your God?


  1. You pose a question that is not only most interesting, but also timeless. Have to say... love the opening "godless pleasure seekers!

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

    1. It's all about being happy and comfortable, Patricia, but that's not always what is best for us!

  2. I have to agree with you here, though the idea may not be very popular these days. Our actions generally show where our true priorities and love really are.

    1. Yes, Marcie, our actions truly show what is in our hearts. Thanks for your visit!

  3. Despite the great example of lawLESSness that this pair provided, I have to admit, I appreciated the comic relief they provided in a movie that left me emotionally worn!

    It's interesting to ponder, though... what do I treat as my God on a day-to-day basis? I strive to serve God above all things... but I know I often act as if other things are more important.

  4. Yes, you are right, Jaimie. . . The movie was emotionally draining, so I suppose we needed to have a scene such as this one. It shows just how far we could go if we we left to our own devices.


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