To Love

To love another person is to see the face of God. — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.

I missed this quote when I read the Classic comic book that summarized Hugo’s classic. I heard it the first time I saw the musical, and it has had a lasting impact on me. The sentiment reflects a view that love can reveal the divine in others and the world around us.

I find Hugo’s words to be especially true when I see the face of a child, especially a face of one of my children or grandchild. A child’s smile not only brightens their parents’ faces, but brings light and happiness to his or her surroundings.



About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


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