Analyze this!

One of my very favorite lines from one of my very favorite shows (and movie, but the show is better) is from Les Miserables.  The line is: “to love another person is to see the face of God.”

What does this line mean to you?  For inspiration, feel free to watch the video. If you can’t handle 7 minutes of awesomeness, then fast forward to about 4:00

Due Sunday March 1, 2015


26 comments on “Analyze this!

  1. jkbetti says:

    “to love another person is to see the face of God.”
    What this means to me is that you must really see what their own beauty is. I do not just mean outer but inner as well, therefore seeing the whole picture you are looking at one of God’s creations: seeing God himself. He made us the way we are, granted we messed up a bit at the beginning… but He wants us to all be apart of Him and each other.

  2. Andy Wang says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God” doesn’t really mean to see the face of God. In my opinion we have to feel all the love and blessings of God. Living the life that God show to us, with his words and doing things that we know is right is living the path of life loving any other person regardless of what she or he is living because we are all God’s son and everyone is equal, only from God, we can truly see the person and love him or her.

  3. Evan P says:

    WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO MEAN SOMETHING? Seriously, why do I have to interpret this anymore the context of the whole story spells whatever “meaning” there is to this phrase out perfectly. I mean it’s obviously mean to be taken literally. I don’t know about you guys but every time I look at someone I love I see god.

    • AC says:

      [Thumbs Up button]

    • Mrs. PH says:

      Well, you can shout about how you don’t want it to mean something…or you can look into the words a little more deeply. You ARE in a Creative Writing class, after all. (And not everyone knows the story, which is why I picked one line from one song).

  4. dinh.li609 says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God,” it has a lot of meanings and interpretations. But in my opinion, it means to see everyone you love in the perspective of God. To see their gifts and their blessings in their lives. And if they were mean, negative, or outright cruel, have the heart to forgive them. Everyone is not perfect, we are all full of faults and it’s up to us to see through these faults and love them who they are. Lastly, when we live our lives as God asked to, we show God’s kindness to everyone.

  5. kaileemd says:

    I am an atheist so this doesn’t really affect me. I guess I’ll just talk about my dog. She’s an adorable little beagle named Chloe. On April 21 she’ll be ten years old. My brother’s cat likes to pick on her though.

  6. Tina yuan says:

    For me, what he give to us is the gift for us, what we make ourselves is our gift to god. we have to know how to love or forgive people. Understanding then and helping them in times of trouble. giving them advice for goodness in life and support them.that is god’s will for us. love other is not mean to see the god face, but god love us as he always did.

  7. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” God is full of love and compassion. To love someone so much it is like seeing the face of God. When you see God, you see love. When you see love you see God. When I see something that makes me happy I see God. God has so much love for us.

  8. Meghan says:

    When I think of “to love another person is to see the face of God.” I don’t really think of beauty or things like that. I think mostly of what God asks his people to do or more generally what religion asks us to do. To love people. When I love, I feel like I am doing what God asked, to love others no matter what. People need love.

  9. Makenzie says:

    “to love another person is to see the face of God.” God created each of us unique and in the image of his likeliness. When we love each other, we are loving God as well. Each human being has a touch of God inside them. Once we find the truth behind people’s insecurities, we see the light God bestowed in that person. God created this world to be great and for us to watch over it for him. In order to do that, we must accept each other, and follow God’s orders.

  10. andrea z says:

    Loving another person can relate to the face of God in the sense that we are all made in his image. God also wants us to love one another, and so by fulfilling this act we are all able to witness the face of God which can be described as a blessing and symbol of enlightenment.

  11. AC says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
    God is with everyone. Man is made in His image. To love another person is to love God and while heaven is seeing God’s face there is a very good argument to be made about heaven on Earth. Who says you have to wait until the afterlife?
    l agree with this statement.
    To love someone is to see the true beauty that God instilled within them and seeing the beauty of God’s creation is seeing the beauty of God Himself.

  12. Brooke Fornerette says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God,” this could mean many things depending on how the reader/listener interprets it. When loving someone you love them fully for who they are. you see their flaws as beauty and they become perfect and flawless in your eyes. God is seen as someone who is perfect and flawless in all aspects so saying “To love another person is to see the face of God,” is like saying you see only their beauty, physically and mentally.

  13. Christian Bell says:

    I think it means to truly love someone is to experience the greatest feeling in the world. After all it doesn’t get better than God

  14. Rachel says:

    I think this means that in order to love someone you must accept them no matter what their mistakes or flaws are. We are all different but have to come to accept our differences. God loves
    everyone and Jesus teaches us to even love our enemies.

  15. Daniel Lee says:

    I think it means loving another person is a beautiful and grateful moment, as meeting and communicating with God is. As we love God more, we will love people around us more than before.

  16. Maddie Hi says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God.”
    God made each person in his own image. We are all made by him and have a face of God because he created us. When we love someone, we are like God in that we love his creation. We see the face of God because we love that person and we see the face of God.

  17. Tammy Pham says:

    “To love another is to see the face of God.”
    God loves us. That is why when we love other, it will be the best feeling and we seem like we are helping god on spreading love to the human kind

  18. John Pham says:

    What this line means to me is that God is in everyone. since we were created in the image of God, we symbolize his love for humanity and for each other.

  19. tinachan0102 says:

    “To love another person is to see the face of God” doesn’t really mean to see the face of God. It means to feel all the love around us and to see what their own true beauty is. Besides that, what he give to us is the gift, a bless, we should make ourselves better and use the gift to love the world.

  20. Katie-Maureen Splaine-Duchsherer says:

    “To love another is to see the face of God”- It’s quite self explanatory really. When we see another person we see God. We see everything good in the world because human beings and even every other creature is amazing. We have been created to love and that is what we were put on this Earth to do. To spread the love of God and to appreciate and love each other.

  21. violett says:

    For me this line means a lot. If you open your heart to loving another person then you are opening your heart to God. God is in each of us so loving another person is loving God. Love even in the way of forgivness and seeing each person for who they really are is what God wants us to do and so everyday if we open ourselves us to love and forgiveness we are living the way God intended us to live.

  22. Nils Gollersrud says:

    I interpret “God” in this context not as God, whoever that may be, but as a sort of primal state of being that we once inhabited. “God” relates to this, as a representation of that state, as it is a sort of personification for creation. What I take from this quote is that one should not love someone based on their skin color, gender, etc., but as who they really are. A human is just a body that houses a being. It won’t last forever, as it changes, and eventually ends. But the being inside is what lasts, and that is what we should see.

  23. Alex Sheardown says:

    The meaning of “to love another person is to see the face of God.” is saying that, love=god, person=face, and person x love = face of God.

    This is my interpretation of the meaning of the quote in the literal sense.

    Figuratively it means love is perfect like God.
    Quote “l Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
    If this doesn’t mean God then I don’t know what is.

    The face thing doesn’t need explaining.

  24. Jordan says:

    To me, “to love another is to see the face of God” means not to literally see God in the face of those you love, but to see that we all come from the same place. On the outside we are obviously all so different in many ways, but it’s harder to remember that we all come from the same place. We’re all here just trying to find our way with one common denominator: God.

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