Word & Song by Anthony Esolen
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George Herbert, 1639

What does the Lord want from us, in return for his gifts?

That’s not exactly the question you’d ask if you were a pagan Greek. You’d ask what the gods wanted from you, so that they would give you what you wanted in return. And if anything, the Greek gods were a sunny lot. They weren’t like the gods of the businessmen in Tyre and Sidon, who wanted huma…

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Word & Song by Anthony Esolen

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