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Today, we hear Bach’s inspiring setting of one of the greatest texts in the Hebrew Bible, the opening chorus from Cantata BWV 45, “Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist”
It has been told to you, mankind, what is good
and what the Lord expects from you,
namely: to keep God’s word
and practice love
and be humble before your God.
• Micah 6:8
This, my friends, is the heart of the matter.