Hugo’s version of 1 John 4:12

Another discovery (how ignorant I have been!) in the midst of writing my essay. In the finale of Les Miserables, Victor Hugo writes, “To love another person is to see the face of God.” Does this not ring true to 1 John 4:12, “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us”? 

And is it not amazing that Jesus says that if we see Him, we see the Father.

One way to highlight the essence of us being God’s image-bearers, then, is to know we image forth God by receiving, embodying, and outflowing Love, who is God Himself.

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