Thomas Grieve

What is a name?

13 October 2019
In the Bible, the story of David and Mefi-Bosheth gives a powerful picture of how God deals with us. God reveals his own restorative nature in the way David restores the son of his friend Jonathan. What is a name? The thing we call a rose would smell just as lovely under any other name. This is the famous question that Juliet asks in William Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece. The names Capulet and Montague were for Romeo and Juliet...
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