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Signs of the New Covenant
Acts 4. 32-37

Some politicians’ phrases pass into folk legend. I am old enough ( just) to remember Harold Macmillan saying, ‘You’ve never had it so good.’ Some Americans can remember Roosevelt talking about the ‘New Deal’. And generations to come will still talk about Margaret Thatcher as the ‘Iron Lady’.

Other phrases from other sources stick in people’s minds. People speak of ‘killing the fatted calf ’ when they mean ‘laying on a great party’, even though most of them probably couldn’t tell you that it came from Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15. Many people will quote ‘conscience doth make cowards of us all’ and speak of ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune’ without knowing that they come from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. And so on...

Taken from Acts for Everyone Part 1 by Tom Wright

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