Transformational Love

In Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast (directed by Bill Condon, Walt Disney Pictures, 2017), the cursed prince, the Beast, is slowly transformed by the love of Belle, who loves him at his darkest, ugliest, and worst. Her unconditional love changes the Beast into a good, loving, beautiful person—a person grounded in transformational love. Like the love of Belle, God’s unconditional love changes our outlook, affection, relationships, nature, character, and lives.