Greenville Oaks Church of Christ
Jesus and the Woman of the City
We miss out on so much when we fail to look closely into the eyes of people. When we truly become curious with people around us, much becomes possible that isn't otherwise.
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  • Greenville Oaks - Allen
    703 S Greenville Ave, Allen, TX 75002, USA
    Sunday 8:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
It all comes down to what we want to see.
Sometimes you have to need Jesus before you find Him.
About the same time, Thenardier wrote to her that he had waited with decidedly too much amiability and that he must have a hundred francs at once; otherwise he would turn little Cosette out of doors, convalescent as she was from her heavy illness, into the cold and the streets, and that she might do what she liked with herself, and die if she chose. "A hundred francs," thought Fantine. "But in what trade can one earn a hundred sous a day?"
"Come!" said she, "let us sell what is left."
The unfortunate girl became a woman of the town.
“What is this history of Fantine? It is society purchasing a slave. From whom? From misery.
From hunger, cold, isolation, destitution. A dolorous bargain. A soul for a morsel of bread. Misery offers; society accepts.
The sacred law of Jesus Christ governs our civilization, but it does not, as yet, permeate it; it is said that slavery has disappeared from European civilization. This is a mistake. It still exists; but it weighs only upon the woman, and it is called prostitution.

Victor Hugo
Les Miserables
Hugo: "The unfortunate girl became a woman of the town."
Luke 7:44: "Kai idou gune hetis ein en te polei amartolos."
Luke 7:44: "And behold, a woman who was in the town, a sinner."